You think the title of this show is long? Just you wait to see how we stretch our closing script. This is the first time ever, in VLO history, we actually let the entire audio track of our bumper music run all the way through, becuase it needed to run all the way through. Yikes. Anyway, in this exciting, totally rad podcast, we sip the Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky — a gift from A Fanboy! — then dive into a pair of cigars. Jason sampled the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez while Tony herfed the A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52. Say that five times fast! We wrap with a brief foray into the minutiae of video poker and blackjack basic strategy that the cards — even our glorious card — won’t tell you. Can’t miss!
Brave the winter chill with a Montecristo No. 2 cigar, a dram of Jefferson’s Grand Selection Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Cask Finish bourbon, and an enjoyable chat about the implications of the forthcoming Circa resort casino in downtown Las Vegas.
We review the Angel’s Envy rye, we discuss what “proof” means for your spirits, we offer a brief timeline of a tobacco plant’s evolution into a cigar, we revisit the $20 upgrade trick, and Jason reviews the Montecristo Platinum torpedo.
In this well-lubricated episode, Jason and Tony enjoy a taste of the Bumbu rum. Tony shares his experience with the Anastasia Caldwell 1918 cigar, followed by Jason’s review of the Montecristo Reverence bellicoso. We then slide into the third and final segment about casino credit—debt collections and bankruptcy. Plus outtakes and a large amount of loosey-goosey banter. Can’t miss! Happy new year!
We’re back with a blast, as we begin a four-part series called “Drinking Whiskey.” In the first segment, we review the essential terms common in the whiskey trade, while we enjoy a healthy pour of the Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey from Heaven Hill. Tony reviews the Catch-22 Connecticut Toro, followed by Jason’s review of the Montecristo Media Noche Churchill. We wrap up this 42-minute behemoth with some tips for asking your hotel casino for room comps.
This week we drink Seagram’s 7, we smoke Montecristo White Series cigars and we talk Gambling Q&A!
This week we drink The Duke Bourbon, we smoke the Dissident and Montecristo cigars and we discuss a Roulette Martingale betting system.
Tony and Jason begin the first of three segments about Downtown Las Vegas, focusing this week on the casinos. Then they cover two recent cigar pics — Jason’s experience with the Montecristo Epic Premium Selection ’07 and Tony’s encounter with the La Fontana Consigliere. After which, the Abbots of Alcohol review the Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Jason and Tony dedicate an entire episode to Cuban cigars — our experience purchasing them in Canada, reviews of cigars by Montecristo, Bolivar and Romeo Y Julieta, and more.
In our 48th voyage into podcasting excellence, Tony shares tips for learning video poker and expresses his displeasure with the Montecristo Platinum. Meanwhile, Jason provides a bit of a primer about the body types of red wine.