We share some upcoming destination events in Chicagoland and the Big Easy, and Tony reflects on his Christmas trip to Las Vegas. In a doubleheader #ThanksDuane moment, we enjoy the Romeo y Julieta Romeo #2 cigar and a sample of a 26-year-old Bunnahabhain single-malt Scotch.
We sip a cranberry bourbon cocktail and we discuss value bourbons and the cost of a bottle. We also review the My Father La Opulencia (Tony’s turn!) and the Drew Estates Kentucky Fire Cured cigars. We wrap up with a list of reasons why the bartender at the video poker bar hates you.
In which, your Gurus of Gamblin’ offer their predictions for casino gaming in 2019.
Your viceroys of vice bless you with a pre-Christmas podcast featuring some tasty slow-cooker sangria and a conversation about keeping your tier credits if they’re due to expire. On the cigar front, Jason reviews the Hamlet Liberation, while Tony expresses his intense dismay over the Undercrown Sun Grown — which he bills as the worst cigar he’s ever smoked.
We begin with a delicious “Very Merry Ornamentini” holiday-themed cocktail before launching into a review of the exclusive Davidoff Year of the Dog 2018 cigar. We wrap up with some tips for looking like a high roller at the casino — so you can increase your perceived value to the casino (and hence the quality of your offers) in the eyes of the pit boss.
The ho-ho-ho is strong with us this week as we enjoy a tasty Ch-RITA-mas Tree cocktail as a lead-in to talking about glass decanters for your alcohol. Jason enjoys the Kristoff 685 Woodlawn and Tony smokes the La Palina Classic Rosado. Finally, we reflect on investing in casino real-estate investment trusts.
We review the Coppercraft Distillery straight bourbon whiskey, which Jason fixes with the artisanal Jason’s Fire Extinguisher No. 1 cocktail. Then Jason smokes the Rocky Patel Aged, Limited & Rare as a lead-in to refreshing your memory about cigar shapes. We wrap up with a discussion about picking casino games based on house advantage.
We drink Jason’s False Dichotomy; Jason smokes the Asylum 13 Medulla; Tony and the family enjoy a Thanksgiving casino trip.
We’ll sip the Jason Thanksgiving Punch No. 2; Jason reviews the My Father La Opulencia; Tony smokes the 858 Natural; we talk about buying custom packs from tobacconist; and we chat about obtaining players cards from one-off casinos.
We set the stage for podcasting excellence with a dram of The Sexton Single-Malt Irish Whiskey before segueing into reviews of the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 18-year and Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 cigars. We then explore the meaning of cigar-wrapper colors. Also on deck: A review of the recently expanded Gun Lake Casino, a tribal facility in Allegan County, Michigan.