There’s a lot of life rules involving the first of something. Make a new friend on the first day of school. Take out the biggest guy on the first day of prison. It’s true that the first step you take in any endeavor sets the tone for the rest of the time, so why would you start off a night of drinking and date-chasing with weak beer and lousy conversation. The next time you and your crew are saving your money with some pregame drinking, do it in style, so you’ll be set to hit the night on the right note.
Pregame Drinking is a sacred moment around men. It’s that time where you and your boys can prep for the night, and shake off your insecurities. This is the time for checking your baggage. If someone got promoted, congratulate them. If your buddy just got dumped, let him get the rage out during the pregame. Take this as a moment of male bonding, and plan your attacks. If you think there’s going to be a girl out tonight you like and you need some wingman work, establish routine early. They’re called wingmen for a reason, because, like Naval pilots, the maneuvers have been planned. Pregame drinking is when friendships and brohoods are established. This is the time when you can be each others strategy coaches, fashion consultants and psychologists, in the safety of your home, because it’s not cool to do that stuff when you’re actually out.
Delicious Dalmore Whisky
Obviously, the most important part of pregame drinking is the actual drinking. Remember, you are what you eat, and that goes double for alcohol. If you start a night with PBR, you’re going to have a PBR kind of night. For a man to have a sophisticated evening, he and his entourage should start off with a proper drink, like a good gin, or my personal favorite, a single-malt highland scotch, like The 18 from The Dalmore.
A proper gentleman should be able to determine good whiskey much the same way he does, and that’s what makes one of the most spectacular scotches on the market. Sipping on this scotch, you should detect nearly a dozen flavors working in harmony. Caramel and honey give way to citrus and blackberry, with an almost sea-salt finish. Of course none of that will matter to your pregame drinking buddy who just shoots it like Jack, but now’s when you can show him the error of his ways.
Pregame drinking is not an idea you should take lightly. This is the only part of the guy’s night out that’s actually about the guys. The rest of the night will be spent trying to meet other people, this is the only chance you get to really be guys. These are your best friends, that’s why they’re at your house. Enjoy the pregame drinking for the bonding experience it is. Because once you’re out in the club, it’s every man for himself.
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