Podcast 348: Dad’s Hat PA Rye Whiskey; Merry or Maudlin?; Blind Man’s Bluff; Casa Turrent Serie 1901; Casino Credit Part Deux

We review the Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey (thanks, Phil!) then discuss a “study” inquiring about which forms of alcohol make you merry or maudlin. In the stogie section, Tony reviews the Blind Man’s Bluff and Jason reviews the Casa Turrent Serie 1901. Then we bring this winner in for a grand-slam ending with part two (of three) of our exploration of casino credit.

Podcast 347: Glen Breton Rare; Pappy Van Winkle Cigar; Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art; Cuban Regs; Casino Credit

Whoo-ee, kids! Lots o’ great stuff packed into this 32-minute show. We start by reviewing the Glen Breton Rare single-malt whiskey. Then Tony shares a review of the Pappy Van Winkle cigar followed by Jason sharing his review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Churchill. Then we segue into a review of the shifting rules about bringing cigars and spirits out of Cuba (thank you, change in presidential administrations!) before diving into the first segment of a three-part series about casino credit. Can’t miss, y’all!

Podcast 345: Rocky Patel San Andreas Toro; MB Roland Bourbon; Games on Your Smartphone

In this brief solo show, Jason assumes full command whilst Tony galavants in Atlantic City. As such, you’ve been treated to a review of the new Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Toro. We’ve dropped in a long-ago-recorded segment about the MB Roland bourbon, a gift from Alastair. And then Jason invites you to get off his lawn with casino-game apps on your smartphone or tablet.

Podcast 334: Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond 6-yr; Tasting Whiskey; Flor de las Antillas Toro; Casino Collectibles

Your Archdukes of Alcohol continue their Tasting Whiskey series in this third installment focused solely on flavors — accompanied by the delightful Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond 6-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Then your Czars of Cigars are disappointed by the Flor de last Antillas toro cigar, but your Gurus of Gambling make up for it by offering insight into the value of casino collectibles.

Podcast 333: Bernheim Original; Drinking Whiskey #2: Nosing; Futuro Corona; Benediction Gordo; Gambling Diaries

We dive into the second installment of a four-part series about drinking whiskey by emphasizing skills for nosing — accompanied by the Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey. Tony swings and misses with the Futuro Corona cigar while Jason does the same with the Benediction Gordo. Then your Gurus of Gambling remind you of the why’s and what’s of maintaining a good gambling diary.

Podcast 332: Pikesville Rye; Whiskey Lingo; Catch 22 CT; Montecristo Media Noche; Asking for Hotel Comps

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.

Podcast 326: Beers of Europe 3 – @WeihenstephanUS Original (GER); @Davidoff_Cigars 2000; @RockyPatelCigar 55; Tony’s Travel Tips

Jason and Tony embark upon the third of our four-beer Tour of Europe, this time stopping in Bavaria for a sample of the Weihenstephaner Original premium bavaricum. Then Tony offers a redux review of the Davidoff 2000 followed by Jason’s satisfying encounter with the Rocky Patel Fifty Five. We then circle back with Tony’s travel tips — especially helpful if you’re a n00b traveler.