In this Michigan-heavy show, Jason and Tony discuss the surprising and rare way a dispute about the existence of the Gun Lake tribal casino was resolved. After that, Tony shares his experiences with a pair of Rocky Patel cigars then Jason shares a story about a woman, a bartender and a dram of Lagavulin 16.
Jason and Tony begin by dissecting the reader votes for the 2014 Trippie awards sponsored by VegasTripping. Then — chucking themselves under the bus — the Czars of Cigars relate their recent epic fail and offer tips about how you can avoid getting caught without any cigar-related documentation. Finally, Jason takes Tony on a brief tour of Scotland by means of Scapa 16, Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or and Johnnie Walker Swing. And, of course — Tony’s social shout-outs.
Jason and Tony wrestle with the legal and ethical aspects of the casino’s eye in the sky watching your smartphone screens. Then Czars of Cigars review the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Gordo before sharing a tasty cocktail called the Blood and Sand. Then Tony has a Twittgasm of social-media shout-outs.
Tony tells the tale of his recent vacation trip to New Orleans, including high casino table limits and frequent bear sightings. Then your Stewards of Scotch review The MacPhail’s Collection 8-year single-malt Scotch.
Jason expresses his dismay over the selective enforcement of open-container laws in downtown Las Vegas. Then Jason and Tony review the Kristoff Criollo cigar and the anCnoc 12-year single-malt.
You only lose your virginity once, hymen-reconstruction surgery notwithstanding.
In today’s action-packed episode, Jason and Tony wax excitedly about the upcoming 360 Vegas Vacation. Then your viceroys of vice share their experience with the Alec Bradley Connecticut cigar before reflecting on the subtle joys of The Balvenie 15-year single-malt Scotch whisky.
The Viceroys of Vice address the risks of the “seedy side” of Las Vegas then discuss what makes a cigar review useful. We wrap up with a suggested progression for building a Scotch palate.
Podcast 98, 12/16/12 …
•Introductories: VDKA has 150 vodkas, not 60; Q&A with Dan from New Jersey
•Ethics of gaming the comps system
•Cigar trivia: Flavor characteristics of wrappers from 10 different regions
•The $32k bottle of Scotch
•Brief review of Dalmore King Alexander III Scotch
•What to expect for episodes 99/100
Join us on an über-exciting voyage of podcasting excellence as the VLO boys record remotely from Grand River Cigar in Grand Rapids, Mich. Jason and Tony are joined by Jon and Dan of the Cigars and Scotch podcast, with special guest appearances by Robin Day of Grand River Cigar (co-owner) and Rick Reinstein (sidekick extraordinaire and honorary VLO intern). The free-wheelin’ conversation includes reviews of the Caol Ila 12-year single malt Scotch whisky, the Alec Bradley Prensado (Gordo) and various stories that will warm the cockles of your shriveled souls. Can’t miss!