Wowza! Lots to go through. We start with some administrative notes about our website redesign and new functionality. Then we review the M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale, a gift from listener Patrick from Grand Rapids. Tony tells a story about why he picked up a Macanudo Gold Label cigar, then Jason offers a review of the H Upmann AJ Fernandez Churchill. We wrap it up with Tony’s report of his annual family Christmas holiday in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
Podcast 283, 9/4/2016 … Welcome back to our weekly schedule of the Vice Lounge Online. This is Labor Day weekend and you know what that means…it’s unofficially the end of …
Your gurus of gaming explain what the Caesar’s Entertainment bankruptcy may mean for you. Then, thanks to Famous Smoke Shop, we review the Macanudo Grand Cru Royale — and pair it with the exquisite Nikka, a blended whiskey from Japan.
Where, oh where, does your bankroll go when you’re on a gambling vacation? Jason and Tony tell you! Then Tony shares his love/hate experience with the Macanudo Gold Label and Jason gives some props to a Cohiba. Down the hatch we go after that, taste-testing the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban single-malt Scotch — and learning what just a hunk of ice can do for an alcoholic.
Tony introduces the concept of “risk of ruin” as part of casino bankroll strategy, then the Dynamic Duo riff briefly about Macanudo’s Café line of cigars. Then Jason and Tony relate some basic bar wisdom — things that your bartender won’t tell you.
Here’s the third installment of the “Lost Archives” from last year. The Macanudo Robust, Hampton Court cigar was a solid “A” rating 95 out of 100. This cigar was medium …
The Macanudo Hyde Park cigar is a part of the Cafe line and these cigars are great, mild smokes.
Woohoo, podcast 49! Join the guys as Tony raises some interesting points about bankroll philosophy, then Jason and Tony share their observations about the Macanudo Maduro Vintage 1997 Toro. Wrapping it up: A mini-review of Balblair 97, a lovely Highlands whisky, and a detour around the idea of training your nose to detect flavor.
Want to expand your cigar horizons beyond picking up a few random sticks at your local smoke shop? Try buying a box.