Our annual summer vacation starts with an homage to Cuba, thanks to some Havana Club 7-year rum and a tasty hand-rolled cigar, courtesy of Roy. Jason also had a cigar — an Alec Bradley Project 40 Experimental Series stick. We wrap it up with a review of the Michigan commercial gaming review, courtesy of the American Gaming Association.
We help you prepare to celebrate the mother in your life by means of a tasty Manhattan cocktail made with Jamaican rum — and Bill weighs in on the results. Then your gurus of gaming opine about Jason’s ADT and what it means for offers vs. tier status. We wrap with cigars — Tony puffs the Rocky Patel The Edge Connecticut and Jason enjoys the Mi Querida Ancho Largo cigar.
Bill returns for Part III of our foray into rum, this time touching on some overproof spirits. Then we wrap up our two-parter about state regulatory reform for the gaming industry. Tony reviews the Hoya de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 — a Cuban puro — then Jason slides into home plate with a Cigar Factory New Orleans Plantation Reserve cigar.
We start with another rum segment with Bill Carney — we enjoy the J. Wray Gold rum, the Smith & Cross traditional Jamaican rum and the Doctor Bird Jamaican rum. Then we review the Arturo Fuente Reserva Don Carlos Eye of the Shark cigar, a gift from the studly Texan, Mr. Chris Moore himself. Then we begin a two-parter about regulatory reform at the state level, within the gaming industry. All that, plus we launch a new 4-by-6 reference card to help you navigate basic strategy and tastings.
Jason and Tony enjoy a Cohiba Ciglo No. 6 cigar, fresh from Tony’s vacation to Jamaica. The viceroys of vice talk about selling Caesars. Then we’re joined by our friend Bill, a rum connoisseur and occasional consumer judge, for the first of a multi-part series exploring the wild, wooly world of rum. This week: An Appleton Estates sampler.
Tony’s soon off to the Bahamas, so what better way to celebrate than with a generous splash of Plantation Rum? That sweet amber lubricates Jason’s experience with the Isla del Sol toro cigar. We wrap up with some thoughts about the “good” bets at the craps table, for beginners — and don’t worry, next week, we discuss the bad ones.
We start with a review of the Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10-year whiskey and the Taildragger amber rum — both gifts from @skyyontherocks — then we pivot to Jason’s experience with the Camacho candela cigar. We wrap it up with some tips for using the casino as your home base for a non-casino trip.
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 enjoy the tasty Zaya rum, Tony reviews the Tristan Connecticut and Jason reviews the Montecristo Artisan series cigars — then we both offer lauds to the American Gaming Association for recent advocacy wins that benefit casino players.
We drink authentic rum, we smoke a couple cigars and we discuss Vegas!