Podcast 351: Administrivia; M-43 IPA; Macanudo Gold Label; H Upmann AJ Fernandez; Christmas Trip Report

Wowza! Lots to go through. We start with some administrative notes about our website redesign and new functionality. Then we review the M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale, a gift from listener Patrick from Grand Rapids. Tony tells a story about why he picked up a Macanudo Gold Label cigar, then Jason offers a review of the H Upmann AJ Fernandez Churchill. We wrap it up with Tony’s report of his annual family Christmas holiday in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.

Podcast 350: Bumbu Rum; Anastasia Caldwell 1918; Montecristo Reverence Bellicoso; Casino Credit Part III

In this well-lubricated episode, Jason and Tony enjoy a taste of the Bumbu rum. Tony shares his experience with the Anastasia Caldwell 1918 cigar, followed by Jason’s review of the Montecristo Reverence bellicoso. We then slide into the third and final segment about casino credit—debt collections and bankruptcy. Plus outtakes and a large amount of loosey-goosey banter. Can’t miss! Happy new year!

Alas, Glitches!

Alas, our planned episode 349, which was scheduled for today, had an uncorrectable data error in the files.

Podcast 348: Dad’s Hat PA Rye Whiskey; Merry or Maudlin?; Blind Man’s Bluff; Casa Turrent Serie 1901; Casino Credit Part Deux

We review the Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey (thanks, Phil!) then discuss a “study” inquiring about which forms of alcohol make you merry or maudlin. In the stogie section, Tony reviews the Blind Man’s Bluff and Jason reviews the Casa Turrent Serie 1901. Then we bring this winner in for a grand-slam ending with part two (of three) of our exploration of casino credit.

Podcast 347: Glen Breton Rare; Pappy Van Winkle Cigar; Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art; Cuban Regs; Casino Credit

Whoo-ee, kids! Lots o’ great stuff packed into this 32-minute show. We start by reviewing the Glen Breton Rare single-malt whiskey. Then Tony shares a review of the Pappy Van Winkle cigar followed by Jason sharing his review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Churchill. Then we segue into a review of the shifting rules about bringing cigars and spirits out of Cuba (thank you, change in presidential administrations!) before diving into the first segment of a three-part series about casino credit. Can’t miss, y’all!

Podcast 346: Dow’s Port; Rocky Patel Sungrown Maduro; Kristoff Habano; PASPA at SCOTUS

Tony’s back from Atlantic City! In this show, we start with a listener call and a listener email, then we sip Dow’s ruby and tawny ports. From there, Tony shares his disappointing experience with a Rocky Patel Sungrown Maduro cigar while Jason riffs about the Kristoff Habano Churchill. We wrap up with a legal-beagle segment about a U.S. Supreme Court cast around legalizing sports betting in New Jersey. Plus outtakes!

Podcast 345: Rocky Patel San Andreas Toro; MB Roland Bourbon; Games on Your Smartphone

In this brief solo show, Jason assumes full command whilst Tony galavants in Atlantic City. As such, you’ve been treated to a review of the new Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Toro. We’ve dropped in a long-ago-recorded segment about the MB Roland bourbon, a gift from Alastair. And then Jason invites you to get off his lawn with casino-game apps on your smartphone or tablet.