Your Viceroys of Vice are joined by the fearless Timothy Lawson of The Bettor Life to recount our swing-through of six Chicagoland casinos. We enjoy the sublime Whistle Pig rye whiskey while we chat, and Mr. Lawson — a cigar n00b — discusses his encounter with the Montecristo White cigar.
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.
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.
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 is an abbreviated show, we leave out the gaming segment this week. That said, we drink the Crown Royal Canadian Rye, as well as discuss it in Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2017. Then we review two cigars, Rocky Patel Royale Connecticut & Nat Sherman 85th Anniversary.
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 …
We discuss our upcoming Vegas trip and all the fun activities that are planned, then we’ll enjoy a dram of Woodford Reserve Rye and finish with an email exchange Tony had with the Cigar Rights of America.
For a refreshing adult beverage that sets the tone for an evening of fine cigars and gaming, consider one of the original cocktails — the Sazerac.