In which, we reflect on our experiences at 360Vegas Vacation VIII in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.
In this well-lubricated show, we review the New Holland Dragon’s Milk White stout beer (yay!) and the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 18-year Hedonism cigar (boo!). Then, your gurus of gaming explore the 1980s-era case of negligence by the El Dorado casino. Plus, a two-minute blooper reel.
In this marathon voyage into auditory brilliance, Jason and Tony enjoy a sampler pack of the Redbreast (Irish) whiskey before sharing a few milestone innovations in whiskey technology. We then relate the tale of Ken Uston and blackjack card counting, from the perspective of the New Jersey Supreme Court. We wrap up with a pair of stogie reviews — the Nestor Miranda 75th Anniversary, and the Partagas Serie E No. 2 Cuban puro.
A bit about a bottle. An infinity bottle, that is. Sometimes called a solera bottle.
We sip from the Adictivo tequila sampler. Then we chat briefly about some apps to keep track of your spirits. We dive into the history and allocation of fines assessed by the Nevada Gaming Commission, then we commiserate over the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019 cigar.
We help you prepare to celebrate the mother in your life by means of a tasty Manhattan cocktail made with Jamaican rum — and Bill weighs in on the results. Then your gurus of gaming opine about Jason’s ADT and what it means for offers vs. tier status. We wrap with cigars — Tony puffs the Rocky Patel The Edge Connecticut and Jason enjoys the Mi Querida Ancho Largo cigar.
We review the J Gaze overproof rum cocktail with our friend Bill. Then Tony discusses the Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserve Xtra Viejo cigar before Jason dives into the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro cigar. We wrap up with a brief overview of New Hampshire’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice regarding online lottery vis-à-vis the Wire Act.
Bill returns for Part III of our foray into rum, this time touching on some overproof spirits. Then we wrap up our two-parter about state regulatory reform for the gaming industry. Tony reviews the Hoya de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 — a Cuban puro — then Jason slides into home plate with a Cigar Factory New Orleans Plantation Reserve cigar.
We start with another rum segment with Bill Carney — we enjoy the J. Wray Gold rum, the Smith & Cross traditional Jamaican rum and the Doctor Bird Jamaican rum. Then we review the Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos Eye of the Shark cigar, a gift from the studly Texan, Mr. Chris Moore himself. Then we begin a two-parter about regulatory reform at the state level, within the gaming industry. All that, plus we launch a new 4-by-6 reference card to help you navigate basic strategy and tastings.
Jason and Tony enjoy a Cohiba Ciglo No. 6 cigar, fresh from Tony’s vacation to Jamaica. The viceroys of vice talk about selling Caesars. Then we’re joined by our friend Bill, a rum connoisseur and occasional consumer judge, for the first of a multi-part series exploring the wild, wooly world of rum. This week: An Appleton Estates sampler.