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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.