Podcast 85: Special Edition w/ @CigarScotch Podcast; Caol Ila 12-year; Alec Bradley Prensado; Grand River Cigar Co.

Join us on an über-exciting voyage of podcasting excellence as the VLO boys record remotely from Grand River Cigar in Grand Rapids, Mich. Jason and Tony are joined by Jon and Dan of the Cigars and Scotch podcast, with special guest appearances by Robin Day of Grand River Cigar (co-owner) and Rick Reinstein (sidekick extraordinaire and honorary VLO intern). The free-wheelin’ conversation includes reviews of the Caol Ila 12-year single malt Scotch whisky, the Alec Bradley Prensado (Gordo) and various stories that will warm the cockles of your shriveled souls. Can’t miss!

Podcast 80: Old Cuban; Alec Bradley American Classic Cigar; Frequency of Gambling Sessions

Jason and Tony loosen up the podcast format a bit; we start with an on-air mixing of the Old Cuban mixed drink (thoughtfully introduced by a caller) then, while sipping away, reminisce about the Alec Bradley American Classic cigar. Then the conversation winds up with a simple question: From the casino’s perspective, does it make more sense to play more frequently with a smaller bankroll, or less frequently with a larger bankroll?

Podcast 64: Diamond in a Day; Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill Review; Tomatin 12-year Single Malt; Spirits for Noobs

After listening to Tony ad-lib it about how to “Diamond in a Day” with Caesar’s Entertainment, Jason reviews the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill cigar — Cigar Aficianado’s #1 pick for 2011 — and addresses criticism of whether CA tips the scales for advertisers. Then Jason and Tony share their impressions about the Tomatin 12-year single-malt Scotch they’re sipping before providing their top brand choices for each class of spirit, for drinkers new to that spirit. A 40-minute extravaganza of fun and wisdom … or something like that.