Podcast 420 Dude: Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky; Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez; A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52; Video Poker and Blackjack Strategy Arcana

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!

Podcast 85: Special Edition w/ @CigarScotch Podcast; Caol Ila 12-year; Alec Bradley Prensado; Grand River Cigar Co.

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!

Podcast 67: Politics of Casino Tax Revenue; Smoke Shop Event; Tony’s Three-Scotch Taste Test

Jason and Tony discuss the politics of opening casinos to augment state/local budgets (with an eye toward a major referendum in Michigan this Movember). Then Jason shares the tale of cigar-related fun at a recent Xicar event at Grand River Cigar in Grand Rapids, Mich., before relaying Tony’s “still very newbie” comparative reaction to samples of Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or, Oban 15 and Glenrothes Select Reserve.