I must admit I was giddy as a schoolgirl upon receiving this flask I appeared very nice. Although I was not overly impressed with the CHEAP plastic funnel, nonetheless it did appear to fit rather well. Fortunately I was thoughtful and considered the basic physics of what I was about to do before I began filling it. I would highly recommend this to anyone attempting to fill it with a high valued commodity like XO!!! The funnel fills a hundred times more rapidly than it empties! It imparted no taste whatsoever to the $65 of cognac I fill it with, even after two days; however I was unimpressed with the $15 pour of spirits I had in the catch basin/glass by the time the flask was full. All in all I don't feel that it was worth the price!