There comes a point in a man's life when swigging whisky from a bottle is considered 'not ok', and yet swigging from a hip flask is not just 'ok' - but actively encouraged. If you've reached that stage of sophistication you'll be interested in Macallan's new hip flask. Simply entitled 'The Flask' it's been created in partnership with luxury sungoggle experts Oakley, and is specifically engineered not just to transport a fine malt but to enhance its flavour. Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminium and carbon fibre, The Flask features a non-slip rubberised bottom and a laser-cut inner. It's fair to say that had Seal Team 6 celebrated the neutralisation of Osama Bin Laden with a fine single malt, The Flask is exactly the kind of hardware they'd have reached for.
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In the 50s and 60s, America was booming. It was the age of V8 'coops', casual lechery and rampant consumerism. As those of you who watch Mad Men will appreciate, the public's appetite for whiskey, cigarettes, guns and girdles was virtually insatiable. With that in mind, Taschen are issuing Mid-Century Ads, a collection of the finest American print advertisements of the day - digitally remastered and splashed over 700 colour pages. Compiled and written by Jim Heimann and Steven Heller (art director of the New York Times for 33 years), it is due out in March. Mr Outre advises pre-ordering, but click here for a little peep inside...
£35 | www.taschen.com
Apparently, 'it's a marathon, not a sprint'. But whoever coined that phrase clearly hadn't taken part in Christmas party season - or for that matter, had their lips surgically removed from the business end of a vodka luge. But while the mere sight of alcohol may already be beginning to turn your stomach, it's still worth taking in this prestigious boxset created by Porsche Design. In addition to a bottle of velvety Johnnie Walker Blue Label whiskey it features an ice chiller, stainless steel tongs and four bespoke Blue Label crystal glasses. 'Sir, please, step away from the luge. It's a marathon not a...'
£490 | www.selfridges.co.uk
The latest technique in the world of what is - rather grandly - known as ‘molecular mixology’ involves infusing cocktails with flavoured wood smoke. Take this Old Fashioned from luxury Hong Kong bar FINDS, which comes garlanded with cherry wood smoke. Pretty standard stuff for any cocktail hack who has discovered The Smoking Gun, an increasingly popular hand-held woodchip smoker. But, what's far from standard is the whisky its made with. The 12-year-old Chivas Regal has been infused with a (fresh) strip of British bootmaker John Lobb's leather. It certainly adds a tang. The whole mixture arrives inside a hollow ball of ice, which is cracked open infront of guests. Though if you fancy something a little more down-to-earth, believe it or not, FINDS bar also does a 'Smoked Jack Daniels and Coke'...
£8.50 ($90HKD) | www.finds.com.hk
There are lots of rules regarding the 'right' way to drink whisky, which is why it's nice to break most of them by supping from these animal horn tumblers. Inscribed with 'Stay Sharp' on the base, they are fabricated by a 170-year-old firm in Lancashire at the behest of NY-based designer Peter Buchanan-Smith. Famous for his finely-crafted tools including axes, hunting knives and a brass ruler engraved with the maxim 'Measure twice cut once', the tumblers are already selling faster than he can make them.
£40 (pair) | www.bestmadeco.com