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.
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.
We pack a lot of great content in to a less-than-30-minute show! After sipping a delicious Black Manhattan, Tony briefly recounts his story of a Romeo y Julieta 1875, a Cuban he received as a gift. Jason, meanwhile, smoked the 2019 release of the Camacho Liberty Series 2012 Thowback. We wrap up with a legal-like segment about facial recognition technology in casinos.
Summer vacation is almost over, but the podcasts continue … slowly. In this episode, Jason rants at Boyd Gaming and its [insert expletive here] B-Connected program. Plus, we drink a special Angel’s Envy and enjoy an Alec Bradley Blind Faith cigar.
Podcast 422, 7/28/19 … We continue through the canine days of summer with a shorter episode showcasing a Skrewball PB&J Old Fashioned, courtesy of Phil. On the cigar front, we …
Our annual summer vacation starts with an homage to Cuba, thanks to some Havana Club 7-year rum and a tasty hand-rolled cigar, courtesy of Roy. Jason also had a cigar — an Alec Bradley Project 40 Experimental Series stick. We wrap it up with a review of the Michigan commercial gaming review, courtesy of the American Gaming Association.
You think the title of this show is long? Just you wait to see how we stretch our closing script. This is the first time ever, in VLO history, we actually let the entire audio track of our bumper music run all the way through, becuase it needed to run all the way through. Yikes. Anyway, in this exciting, totally rad podcast, we sip the Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky — a gift from A Fanboy! — then dive into a pair of cigars. Jason sampled the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez while Tony herfed the A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52. Say that five times fast! We wrap with a brief foray into the minutiae of video poker and blackjack basic strategy that the cards — even our glorious card — won’t tell you. Can’t miss!
Get ready to ruuuuumble. In this corner, the beleaguered Crescent Creek bourbon. In the other corner, Jason buys a box of cigars and a new humidor. In the other other corner, Tony smokes a Macanudo Inspirado. In the other other other corner, your gurus of gambling discuss Jason’s conservative craps betting strategery. Plus outtakes! It’s like Christmas at the end of June.
Jason force-feeds Tony a pair of martinis — one made with Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice gin and the other with Roku Gin from the Suntory distillery in Japan. Turns out, he liked one and hated one. Then, we talk about good conduct regarding cigars, alcohol and smartphones while you’re at the casino.
We start with the Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece before settling into the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edición de Aniversario cigar. We wrap up with chatter about pending legislation in Illinois that would significantly upend that state’s gaming environment.