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!
In the first podcast in the post-Tony era, Jason outlines the 2020 strategy for content and programming, then pays homage to his former co-host with a collection of outtakes from the last 100 or so episodes.
Tony goes out with a bang, as we toast the new chapter in his podcasting life with a pour of the 2008 Dom Pérignon champagne. Jason smokes the Rocky Patel Aged, Limited & Rare cigar — then we wrap with our annual tradition of offering our gaming predictions for the coming year.
Warning: The VLO Christmas train derailed upon entering the station. We sip the spiced pear bourbon cockail before Jason shares his experience with the Micallef Bold Mata Fina cigar. We wrap up with a reflection about how — thanks to The Cal — Las Vegas may claim to be the ninth Hawaiian island. Ho ho ho!
After sipping a cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour, your czars of cigars impart five more facts about cigars (we started this list in November) before wrapping up with a reflection on how the “image” of Vegas influenced mid-century approaches to gambling.
We begin with an important programming note about the show. We then sip the Saugatuck Brewing Neapolitan Milk Stout before reviewing the Alec Bradley Gatekeeper and Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo cigars. We riff about how our cigar preferences have changed, then we share some of the biggest single table-game wins in casino history.
We saki-it to you with hot saki, cold saki, and a Saki Bloody Mary. Then Jason smokes a Herrera Esteli Miami and Tony smokes an Oliva CT Reserve. We share some tips for group cigar enjoyment over Gobble-Gobble Day, then we wrap with a review of nine of the biggest casino heists in history.
We enjoy a tasty Fall Ginger Smash cocktail before launching into reviews of the Kristoff Shade Grown and the Micallef Sumatra cigars. We wrap with a review of last week’s shareholder vote for the Caesars-Eldorado merger and share our fevered hopes and dreams for what the new company might do.
In which, we sample the Peerless Distilling “Sip of Summer” Rye, the Arturo Hemingway Classic cigar and the Cavalier Genève Black No. 2 cigar. We also introduce the first five items in our list of ten things to know about cigars.
Sip the fiery first-in-a-century bottling of Peerless bourbon. Smoke the Blind Man’s Bluff CT and Cavalier Genève cigars. Learn about heirloom cigar seeds and how to slow-play blackjack. Because you’ve earned it.