Well, here we go. It's finally time. After a long, painful wait, it's finally here. There's been a lot of misfires, and one really really big disappointment. And many times it felt like we were just rehashing the old stuff again and again. But at long last…
The Battlefield series are one of my all time favorites. I'm getting older, and I'm watching my skills steadily degrade as I play less and less. I'm happy with a .75 k/d ratio in Destiny Crucible (higher in Iron Banner, of course). But you know what? Give me a medkit or a tank, and I can still wreck shit. And this has been the first in the series that's felt as good as Battlefield 2. Bad Company (ideally 2) was really fun. Battlefield 3 was alright. Battlefield 4 was disappointing at first and now it's alright. But they felt like they were chasing Call of Duty, trying to get that heat. And this just feels like Battlefield, finally. And the maps… oh man. Every map feels incredibly tense and exciting. The old-timey weapons sometimes makes the shooting feel odd, but I found it a pretty easy adjustment after a few games. And it's always a JOY to collapse a building containing that gang of snipers that have been giving you shit the whole game.
The best praise I can give it: Don't bother playing multiplayer unless you have a group of people to do it with.
Anyway, Election Day. Vote for who you want; vote against those bullshit local things. Here is a guide.
Balvenie (17 Year): I got a bottle of this 5 years ago and it's become my "special event" drink. So I'll be drinking straight from the bottle tonight, like a fucking adult. Wonderfully smooth, with a great finish. It's weird that they aged this in Rum Barrels, but it works. And the best part: If you drink enough of this, fast enough, you'll get hammered.
Hibiki 17 year: Another great balanced whisky, with a great honey-ish nose. Kinda… fruity? I'm really starting to get into Japanese whisky, and this thus far is one of the best (I have a bottle of the Hibki 21 Year and THAT is the best whisky I've ever tried). I just love coming home from a cold shitty late fall day, taking off my pants, and just sipping a glass of this. My favorite feature though, is that if you drink enough of it fast enough, you'll get hammered.
Angel's Envy: It feels weird to have this as the Bourbon on this list. I feel like I should be putting better ones on here. You can get this at Total Wine and More for a reasonable price. I tried some of this as a party and I was hooked. "Drinkable" is not a term I would want to apply to any of the grown-up liquors, but this has it and it's great. Sometimes you don't want something that just blows your pants off with that strong burn. Sometimes you just want something solid. Something, that if you drink enough of it fast enough, will get you hammered.
Ardbeg (10 Year): A recommendation from my Irish Friend (which feels like a betrayal). First time I drank this, it tasted like a tire fire. After the fifth glass, it tasted pretty great. The reviews for this whisky are hilarious; they always mention Peat and other items. Make no mistake, this is Peaty as Fuck. It took me quite a few glasses to acquire the taste and notice the other notes that come with this great bottle. Wonderfully smoky. Give a glass to that loudmouth who thinks he knows whiskies, just to shut him up. Once the taste is acquired, you'll find that if you drink enough of it fast enough, you'll get hammered.
Hendrick's Gin: BORING. Everyone knows about this now, but it remains to be said: This is the best gin to drink straight. Hand down. Shut up. This has been the constant in my cabinet. Drink enough of it, fast enough, and you'll get hammered.
Drink Responsibly. Fuck this Election.
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