Oakley and The Macallan Team Up to Design "The Flask"

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There was a day when a flask was a secret—something to be hidden in a deep coat pocket and sipped from covertly in the shadows. But thanks to recent collaboration between Oakley and The Macallan, the flask is no longer something to be concealed. It’s a loud, raucous, 21-and-over celebration of technical design and discerning taste.

Made with food-grade steel, carbon fiber and aerospace-grade aluminum, The Flask is more than a vessel; it’s a statement. By blending Oakley’s military and industrial design overtones with the subtle flavors and aromas of The Macallan’s world-class single malt whisky, The Flask is showpiece with complete utility.

The Macallan was founded in 1824 in Speyside, Scotland. It has spent the last two centuries developing its reputation as one the world’s favorite single malt whiskies.

“I love the story behind The Flask,” says Oakley engineer Neil Ferrier, who initiated the project. “It was born in a very fitting environment. “When Ken (Grier, Director of Malts for The Macallan’s parent company) visited Oakley’s design bunker, he brought us some great Macallan. After a few drams, he asked (Oakley CEO) Colin Baden about making a convention-defying hip flask—and The Flask was born.

“The challenges along the way were a ton of fun and the result is a highly engineered piece of hardware dedicated to purpose beyond reason.”

Durable in style and design, The Flask wasn’t made to be hidden in a coat pocket. A rubberized bottom for non-skid grip and a small rectangular air vent on the side of the funnel to allow for ventilation prove that this vessel is made to be used, shared and enjoyed.

The Flask’s cap is double sprung to allow for effortless drinking, so it maintains an appropriate distance from the mouthpiece when in use for optimum enjoyment and allows for smooth open and close action. Its machined aluminum funnel, designed to securely thread into the mouthpiece, reduces the chance of spillage.

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It wouldn’t be an Oakley collaboration without rigorous testing. See what went into testing “The Flask”

“Thanks” doesn’t quite fit here. The willingness of all involved to blindly join us and conspire was just awesome.

Samuel Hubinette: Your car skills are simply ridiculous. We couldn’t stop laughing every time you hit the mark on the first take.

Ultimate Arm Crew: We are so glad that you finished work on that small James Bond movie and got to come and play with us.

High Impact Pictures: Thank you Rich and crew for bringing your toys to help make these pictures come to life.

Robin Petgrave: “Robin, how close can you get the helicopter to the Cobra if we’re doing 60mph?” Robin: "How bout I sit the skid on the door? ". Unbelievable helicopter skills.

Hennessey Performance and Hillbank USA – We were all humbled by your willingness to jump on board no questions asked and let us go crazy in the cars. We were extremely lucky to play in such incredible machines.

Stewart Sound: The music is crazy good! All audio post production was done in “need it yesterday” time. If it was a challenge, you didn’t make it seem like it was!

There were 36 people on set for a “fun little video”. Thanks to all for your time and efforts in making something fun. Thanks to Bill Wiles for more e-mails with me than anyone should have to have, Mark Shonka for editing, Sharon Diaz for the color, Fidelity Jeans and Nick Garfias for the beautiful ’29 Ford.

Author

Danny Evans

Date

February 27, 2013