Drink and Video Game Pairings – Battletoads

Battletoads for the NES
Battletoads for the NES

Battletoads – Aged 20+ Years

Battletoads is a classic side scrolling beat-em-up that came out for multiple systems. It would later receive multiple sequels, one of which they even have a crossover with the Double Dragon franchise. For the purpose of this pairing, we suggest the NES version. Alternatively you could substitute this choice with the Sega Genesis version if need be. The end result will be the same.

Battletoads is known for a few things, but the important thing for this pairing is how incredibly difficult game it was.

What compounded this difficulty was co-op. For those who might not remember, you could kill your friends in Battletoads. See generally when you play Battletoads with your friends, all it seems to take is one hit and Battletoads turns from a co-op game to a fighter.

And when that happens, especially when you’re “friend” has killed you for the 8 millionth time on the chasm level by Miley Cyrusing your ass into oblivion, you’re going to want to turn to the following, Whiskey.

Dickel's Whiskey
Dickel’s Whiskey

Whiskey Suggestion: George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey #12

If you’re going to be pounding whiskey to get over your friend’s inevitable betrayal you should at least drink a whiskey that is decent.

Dickel’s Whiskey is known for it’s cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla notes. It’s also not a peaty whiskey, something that isn’t for everyone. Dickel’s has the added benefits of being easy to find with a decent price. It’s also incredibly well rated on various whiskey websites.

So when you decide to start taking shots every time your friend kills you by accident, you won’t feel so bad thinking about your pocket book while destroying your liver.

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