In this special and glorious return to our normal podcasting schedule (because something has to return to normal in this clusterfrack of a year), Jason offers some updates plus the “new normal” for VLO before enjoying an aged Liga Privada No. 9 cigar and a bottle of Founders Porter. We wrap up with a brief recap of the June visit (with Tony!) to a local tribal casino on the first day it opened post-lockdown. You can’t miss this extravaganza of vicey goodness!
Time to resurrect VLO this Easter season, with an admin note about the last few months plus a reflection on enjoying cigars and rum in Bonaire. Jason is joined by his friend Alaric to review the Big Bad Baptista beer plus the Underberg herbal digestive.
We sample two special releases of New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk line of beers — the triple mash and reserve maple oak. Tony doesn’t enjoy a La Palina Mr. Sam while Jason kinda-sorta enjoys a Diesel Whiskey Rwo cigar. We wrap up with a reflection on Vegas casino security in light of an LVPD officer being fired for freezing at Mandalay Bay.
In this well-lubricated show, we review the New Holland Dragon’s Milk White stout beer (yay!) and the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 18-year Hedonism cigar (boo!). Then, your gurus of gaming explore the 1980s-era case of negligence by the El Dorado casino. Plus, a two-minute blooper reel.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ye heathens. We celebrate with a whirlwind tour of Jameson whiskey, plus — for good measure — Emu Export, a beer from Down Under. Oh, and the Alec Bradley Prensado and how letting it age makes a difference.
We review the Night Terror IPA and the Everything Rhymes with Orange beers. Then we wax eloquent about upping your game for your cigar accessories and for behaving well when you’re doing a group pull (at the slot machine, we hasten to add!).
Trip review! Windsor! W00t! Lubricated with the Lancaster Double Chocolate Milk Stout and the Founders Dirty Bastard beers.
Jason and Tony embark upon the third of our four-beer Tour of Europe, this time stopping in Bavaria for a sample of the Weihenstephaner Original premium bavaricum. Then Tony offers a redux review of the Davidoff 2000 followed by Jason’s satisfying encounter with the Rocky Patel Fifty Five. We then circle back with Tony’s travel tips — especially helpful if you’re a n00b traveler.
Get through your early-summer “meh!” thorough us, as Jason and Tony are neither happy nor sad with the Dragon Lady doppelbock from Lithuania and the Raices cigar from Alec Bradley. We liven it up a bit, though, with a refresher about tipping at the casino and some etiquette points for joining a new-to-you table game.
In this episode, we begin a four-part tour of European beers by enjoying Switzerland’s Holzfass. Tony shares his disappointment with the Gran Habano Connecticut No. 1 while Jason elucidates his better experience with the El Gueguense cigar–a Nicaraguan puro. Wrapping it up, Tony talks about the new-to-him slots from 360VV4 and explains the mechanics of winning a hand-pay jackpot at a slot machine.