Beginning with a dram of the Suntory Whisky Toki Japanese whiskey, then progressing through a Macanudo Inspirado White and a Padron 1964 Anniversary Presidente Natural, your viceroys of vice offer brilliant, value-added reviews. Then we pivot to the second of our two-part conversation about the ways casinos mitigate money laundering.
In this well-lubricated episode, Jason and Tony imbibe two Cynar-based cocktails (the “Patreon Love,” so named because Tony forgot the name of it, and the “Cynar Flip”) and share their experiences with the Kristoff Brittania and the Opus X Lost City cigars. Then we begin a two-part gaming segment focused on the ways the casinos fight money laundering. Can’t miss!
So in this solo show, Jason explains the value of attending trade events at your local tobacconist. Then Jason and Tony (in an homage to pre-recorded drop-in segments) conclude our Beers of Europe tour in merry ol’ England with the Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter. Finally, Jason demystifies some of the very basic mechanics of casino comps.
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.
This week we drink three different types of whiskey from the Journeyman Distillery collection, we smoke a Punch Bareknuckle & Por Larranaga cigar. Finally, we finish up reviewing a Supreme Court case of Lewis v. Clark which address Indian Tribal Immunity.
We drink Saki this week! That’s a rarity for the VLO Boys. See if you agree with our assessments of three different types of Saki in the sampler pack, Tony bought. Next, Tony will discuss the Davidoff Art Series 2016 cigar, while Jason discusses the value of boutique, off-brand smokes. Finally, we pull the curtain back and share with you the 4-types of patrons in the casino!
Jason and Tony enjoy the most technically complicated cocktail we’ve ever made — the “banana bread cocktail,” otherwise known as a “King McKong.” Then Jason reviews an AJ Fernandez Enclave cigar, followed by Tony’s review of a Macanudo Mao. Finally, in the context of the Phil Ivey vs. Borgata controversy, we explore one writer’s complaint that casinos are too big to fail.
This week we drink a truly disappointing cocktail. What makes it so bad you ask? Listen and find out with the Vodka McGovern. Next Tony talks about the Asylum-13 Connecticut while Jason reviews the La Galera 80th Anniversary cigar. Finally, we review the IRS’ new rules on gambling winnings.
We enjoy the tasty Zaya rum, Tony reviews the Tristan Connecticut and Jason reviews the Montecristo Artisan series cigars — then we both offer lauds to the American Gaming Association for recent advocacy wins that benefit casino players.
Another solo Jason show — but only because we BOTH have unexpected car trouble. Sheesh! But Jason starts the show with some tips for enjoying your cigars in the cold outdoors; he ends the show by offering a brief news report about a clash between the Michigan Gaming Control Board and the Michigan Auditor General about licensing at the Detroit casinos. Between those segments, an already-recorded “Jason and Tony” review of a spiced cinnamon hot toddy.