We start by sipping the Old Granddad bottled-in-bond bourbon. Mixed reviews. On a cigar front, Tony smoked the Timeless Sterling whilst Jason puffed the FSG by Drew Estate. On the “more you know” front, we share some facts and myths around HR 1854 (a bill about the FDA’s regulation of premium hand-rolled cigars) as well as explore relative comp offers between video poker and slot players.
In today’s excursion into podcasting excellence, we sip the Makers Mark Private Select Oak Stave Selection while Jason reviews the Ultra Q by Oscar Valladares. We then briefly riff on the differences between single-, triple- and 100-line video poker.
You think the title of this show is long? Just you wait to see how we stretch our closing script. This is the first time ever, in VLO history, we actually let the entire audio track of our bumper music run all the way through, becuase it needed to run all the way through. Yikes. Anyway, in this exciting, totally rad podcast, we sip the Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky — a gift from A Fanboy! — then dive into a pair of cigars. Jason sampled the Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez while Tony herfed the A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52. Say that five times fast! We wrap with a brief foray into the minutiae of video poker and blackjack basic strategy that the cards — even our glorious card — won’t tell you. Can’t miss!
We sip a cranberry bourbon cocktail and we discuss value bourbons and the cost of a bottle. We also review the My Father La Opulencia (Tony’s turn!) and the Drew Estates Kentucky Fire Cured cigars. We wrap up with a list of reasons why the bartender at the video poker bar hates you.
Rinse the wee bit o’ the Irish out of your mouth with two tasty cocktails: The VLO Leprechaun and the Irish Derby. Jason shares a review of the Aging Room Bin No. 1 cigar, which he enjoyed at Cigar Frogs in Texas. The gurus of gamblin’ debate which is “better” — Jacks or Better or Double Double Bonus at the video poker terminal.
Jason and Tony wrap up their four-part “Drinking Whiskey” series with a review of common accessories and cocktails — accompanied by the hard-to-get but oh-so-tasty Old Ripy Batch 1 bourbon. Then Jason reviews the Enclave Churchill, an AJ Fernandez cigar, before diving into tips for using a video poker machine. *Machine* mind you — this isn’t a VP tutorial.
We review the Crown Royal XO, a Partagas Aniversario & Casa Torano Connecticut and discuss quality video poker payback strategies.
So this week we drink up some Riesling, we reflect back on 20 years of the Opus X and we delineate between a video poker machine and a video lottery terminal!
We drink the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon, we smoke a Davidoff and Rocky Patel cigar and discuss things that annoy us in the casino!
We put a twist on the Cuba Libre, we show you the money, and we each smoke a cigar for reviews.