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 …
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.
We review the J Gaze overproof rum cocktail with our friend Bill. Then Tony discusses the Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserve Xtra Viejo cigar before Jason dives into the Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro cigar. We wrap up with a brief overview of New Hampshire’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice regarding online lottery vis-à-vis the Wire Act.
We start with another rum segment with Bill Carney — we enjoy the J. Wray Gold rum, the Smith & Cross traditional Jamaican rum and the Doctor Bird Jamaican rum. Then we review the Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos Eye of the Shark cigar, a gift from the studly Texan, Mr. Chris Moore himself. Then we begin a two-parter about regulatory reform at the state level, within the gaming industry. All that, plus we launch a new 4-by-6 reference card to help you navigate basic strategy and tastings.
We start with the Paloma cocktail then discuss the cocktail ingredients you ought to make yourself. Tony reviews the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva 858 cigar, before your czars of cigars share their Top 3 lists. We wrap it up with some suggested tips for staff on the casino floor.
This week we drink St. George gin, smoke the Arturo Fuente & Asylum cigars and discuss the American Gaming Association
Launch your weekly voyage into the manly vices with the La Lousiane cocktail. Sip it while Tony praises the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun Grown cigar and Jason vilifies the Pinar del Rio Liga Cubana No. 5. Then learn about the proposed Nevada legislation to confirm the legalization of pari-mutuel betting for e-sports and whatnot. Finally: You’ll be updated on the expansion of the Gun Lake Casino, the tribal casino closest to Jason’s home in lovely Grand Rapids, Mich.
So this week we drink up some Riesling, we reflect back on 20 years of the Opus X and we delineate between a video poker machine and a video lottery terminal!
This week we review the Billionaire cocktail, Jason shares his impressions of the Monte Cristo White Series while Tony talks about his experience with the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Sungrown. Finally, the discuss the legal/practical/ethical implications of gaming a progressive win on a video poker machine.
This week’s gambling lesson: Look at variation in addition to expected rate of return when you pick the “right” video poker game for you. Jason and Tony then enjoy an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Perfecto. After that, the Dynamic Duo declaim on the best ways to taste spirits.