We explore one-off casinos, sip the Balvenie 21-year single-malt Scotch, discuss the standards of classifying alcohol and enjoy a pair of cigars — the Isabela Sparkle and the Casa Fernandez Miami Arsenio Oro.
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.
We start with a few etiquette points about casino chips at the craps and blackjack tables before diving into a pair of cigar reviews—Tony’s Nestor Mirando Collection Special Selection and Jason’s Romeo 505. We offer some advice about the care and maintenance of butane torches, then sip a tasty Spring Fling cocktail while riffing about home artisanal distilling.
After discussing the SCOTUS ruling on PASPA, we sip the tasty Trinidad Sour cocktail and reflect on the U.S. trend away from domestic mass-produced beer consumption. Then Tony shares his experience with the Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas cigar, followed by Jason’s notes about the Macanudo Inspirado White. We wrap it up with some ideas for what to take with you to the casino if you’re going to enjoy several premium hand-rolled cigars.
We start by being underwhelmed by the Crown Royale bourbon mash whiskey. Then we pivot to cigars: Tony reviews the Tatuaje Monopoly and Jason reviews the PDR AFR75 Immenso Claro. Then we riff on annoyances in casinos and remind you of the ways to properly cut a cigar.
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.