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36 minutes | 9 months ago
Podcast 445: Updates, an Aged Liga Privada #9, Founders Porter, Casino Trip Post Lockdown
In this special and glorious return to our normal podcasting schedule (because something has to return to normal in this clusterfrack of a year), Jason offers some updates plus the "new normal" for VLO before enjoying an aged Liga Privada No. 9 cigar and a bottle of Founders Porter. We wrap up with a brief recap of the June visit (with Tony!) to a local tribal casino on the first day it opened post-lockdown. You can't miss this extravaganza of vicey goodness!
26 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 444: Back from the Brink; Cigars in the Caribbean; Big Bad Baptista; Underberg Digestive
Time to resurrect VLO this Easter season, with an admin note about the last few months plus a reflection on enjoying cigars and rum in Bonaire. Jason is joined by his friend Alaric to review the Big Bad Baptista beer plus the Underberg herbal digestive.
19 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 443: Welcome to the New Age; Plus, Honoring Tony with Outtakes
In the first podcast in the post-Tony era, Jason outlines the 2020 strategy for content and programming, then pays homage to his former co-host with a collection of outtakes from the last 100 or so episodes.
38 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 442: 2008 Dom Pérignon; Rocky Patel Aged, Limited & Rare; 2020 Gaming Predictions
Tony goes out with a bang, as we toast the new chapter in his podcasting life with a pour of the 2008 Dom Pérignon champagne. Jason smokes the Rocky Patel Aged, Limited & Rare cigar -- then we wrap with our annual tradition of offering our gaming predictions for the coming year.
39 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 440: Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour; Five More Cigar Facts; Vegas Imagery Over the Years
After sipping a cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour, your czars of cigars impart five more facts about cigars (we started this list in November) before wrapping up with a reflection on how the "image" of Vegas influenced mid-century approaches to gambling.
28 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 439: Jason’s Blueberry Martini No. 1; Undercrown Shade; AF Destino al Siglo; Cold-Weather Humidification; Casinos at the Holidays
Sip the tasty Jason's Blueberry Martini No. 1 as we discuss the Undercrown Shade and the Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo cigars. We offer some cold-weather reminders for cigar humidification, then we circle back to an annual topic -- enjoying the casinos over major end-of-year holidays.
41 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 438: Saugatuck Brewing Neapolitan Milk Stout; Alec Bradley Gatekeeper; Arturo Fuente Reserva Xtra Viejo; Cigar Preference Evolution; Biggest Table Wins in Casino History; An Admin Note
We begin with an important programming note about the show. We then sip the Saugatuck Brewing Neapolitan Milk Stout before reviewing the Alec Bradley Gatekeeper and Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo cigars. We riff about how our cigar preferences have changed, then we share some of the biggest single table-game wins in casino history.
33 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 437: Hot, Cold & Bloody Mary Saki; Herrera Esteli Miami; Oliva CT Reserve; Cigars at Thanksgiving; 9 Biggest Casino Heists in History
We saki-it to you with hot saki, cold saki, and a Saki Bloody Mary. Then Jason smokes a Herrera Esteli Miami and Tony smokes an Oliva CT Reserve. We share some tips for group cigar enjoyment over Gobble-Gobble Day, then we wrap with a review of nine of the biggest casino heists in history.
33 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 436: Fall Ginger Smash; Kristoff Shade Grown; Micallef Sumatra; Caesars-Eldorado Shareholder Vote
We enjoy a tasty Fall Ginger Smash cocktail before launching into reviews of the Kristoff Shade Grown and the Micallef Sumatra cigars. We wrap with a review of last week's shareholder vote for the Caesars-Eldorado merger and share our fevered hopes and dreams for what the new company might do.
34 minutes | a year ago
Podcast 435: Peerless Rye Sip of Summer; Arturo Fuente Hemingway Classic; Cavalier Genève Black No. 2; 10 Things to Know About Cigars
In which, we sample the Peerless Distilling "Sip of Summer" Rye, the Arturo Hemingway Classic cigar and the Cavalier Genève Black No. 2 cigar. We also introduce the first five items in our list of ten things to know about cigars.
33 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 434: Peerless Bourbon; Blind Man’s Bluff CT; Cavalier Genève; Heirloom Cigar Seeds; Slow Playing Blackjack
Sip the fiery first-in-a-century bottling of Peerless bourbon. Smoke the Blind Man's Bluff CT and Cavalier Genève cigars. Learn about heirloom cigar seeds and how to slow-play blackjack. Because you've earned it.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 433: Shoulder Monkey; Skill-Based Gaming; Cigar Wrappers; Cohiba CT; Plasencia Alma Fuerte
Shoulder Monkey! Shoulder Monkey funky. We review this blended Scotch as well as the Cohiba Connecticut and the Plasencia Alma Fuerte cigars. And don't miss our refresher about cigar wrapper leaves and about the outlook for skill-based gaming in the (clueless) casino near you.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 432: Old Granddad BIB; Myths & Facts of HR 1854; Timeless Sterling; FSG by Drew Estate; Comps — VP vs Slots
We start by sipping the Old Granddad bottled-in-bond bourbon. Mixed reviews. On a cigar front, Tony smoked the Timeless Sterling whilst Jason puffed the FSG by Drew Estate. On the "more you know" front, we share some facts and myths around HR 1854 (a bill about the FDA's regulation of premium hand-rolled cigars) as well as explore relative comp offers between video poker and slot players.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 431: Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch; Gurkha Marquesa; La Palina Bronze; 10 Worst Bets at the Casino
Get your autumnal groove on with a dram of the Col. E. H. Taylor Small Batch bourbon before diving into a Gurkha Marquesa and a La Palina Bronze-label cigar. We wrap up this "succinct" show with a tour of the 10 worst bets in the casino.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 430: A Dram from the Infinity Bottle; Nestor Miranda 75th Anniversary; Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema; 10 Best Bets in the Casino
After sampling from Jason's infinity bottle, Jason -- in a #ThanksDuane moment -- reviews the Nestor Miranda 75th Anniversary Collection cigar. Tony smokes the Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema. We wrap up with a conversation about the 10 best bets in the casino.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 429: Makers Mark Private Select Oak Stave Selection; Ultra Q Cigar; Single- Triple- and 100-Play Video Poker
In today's excursion into podcasting excellence, we sip the Makers Mark Private Select Oak Stave Selection while Jason reviews the Ultra Q by Oscar Valladares. We then briefly riff on the differences between single-, triple- and 100-line video poker.
24 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 428: Edmundo Dantes 15-year & Santiago de Cuba 11-year, Cuban Rums; Two Cuban Cigars; Pai Gow Primer
In this Cuba-themed show, we enjoy the Edmundo Dantes 15-year and Santiago de Cuba 11-year rums as well as two hand-rolled cigars -- all straight from Cuba, and gifts of the wise and generous friend of the show, Roy. We wrap up with a primer about Pai Gow.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 427: Las Vegas Reflections, Five Whistle Pigs, Patron 1964 Maduro, Liga Privada No. 9
To celebrate All Things Jason, we reflect on Vegas Vacation IX, including the 360 Whiskey Lounge (five Whistle Pigs to review!) and the Montecristo Lounge (Padron 1964 Maduro and Liga Privada No. 9) events. We also chat about our gambling reflections from our recent excursion to the Happiest Place on Earth.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 426: @KYPeerless Rye Honey Oak & Citrus Manhattan; @CastleAndKey Martini; The Oscar from @OVcigars; Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua; Losing at Winstar; Shiny New Horseshoe Southern Indiana
In our first recording session back from summer vacation, we share snippets of the fun Jason and Tony had in Louisville, KY and that Jason had in Denton, TX. Through which, we sample a Manhattan made with Peerless Rye's special Honey Oak & Citrus whiskey. We also enjoy a martini made with Castle & Key gin. Jason delighted in The Oscar, hand-picked for him by Oscar Valladares himself at Cigar Frogs in Texas; Tony smoked a Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua. Finally, we share Jason's gambling woes at the Winstar Casino & Resort in Oklahoma while we marvel in the soon-to-be-finished construction project at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana. So much content, so little time.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Podcast 425: Two Dragon’s Milk Beers; La Palina Mr. Sam; Diesel Whiskey Row; Casino Security
We sample two special releases of New Holland's Dragon's Milk line of beers -- the triple mash and reserve maple oak. Tony doesn't enjoy a La Palina Mr. Sam while Jason kinda-sorta enjoys a Diesel Whiskey Rwo cigar. We wrap up with a reflection on Vegas casino security in light of an LVPD officer being fired for freezing at Mandalay Bay.
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