The Vice Lounge Online
Summary: A weekly lifestyle podcast where casino gaming, premium cigars and fine adult beverages genuinely equal bliss.
- Artist: Jason Gillikin and Tony Snyder
- Copyright: Copyright 2010-2019 by Vice Lounge Online; all rights reserved.
We start with the Paloma cocktail then discuss the cocktail ingredients you ought to make yourself. Tony reviews the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva 858 cigar, before your czars of cigars share their Top 3 lists. We wrap it up with some suggested tips for staff on the casino floor.
We start with a few etiquette points about casino chips at the craps and blackjack tables before diving into a pair of cigar reviews—Tony's Nestor Mirando Collection Special Selection and Jason's Romeo 505. We offer some advice about the care and maintenance of butane torches, then sip a tasty Spring Fling cocktail while riffing about home artisanal distilling.
After discussing the SCOTUS ruling on PASPA, we sip the tasty Trinidad Sour cocktail and reflect on the U.S. trend away from domestic mass-produced beer consumption. Then Tony shares his experience with the Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas cigar, followed by Jason's notes about the Macanudo Inspirado White. We wrap it up with some ideas for what to take with you to the casino if you're going to enjoy several premium hand-rolled cigars.
We start by being underwhelmed by the Crown Royale bourbon mash whiskey. Then we pivot to cigars: Tony reviews the Tatuaje Monopoly and Jason reviews the PDR AFR75 Immenso Claro. Then we riff on annoyances in casinos and remind you of the ways to properly cut a cigar.
A comparison of two related Scotches—the Valkyrie and the Viking Honour, both from Highland Park—prompts discussion of the differences between Scotch and bourbon. Then your czars of cigars dissect the anatomy of a stogie, before sharing the sundry ways casinos psychologically induce you to stay and play longer.
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.
Your Viceorys of Vice sip the zesty VLO Sunrise cocktail while sharing some insight into some cocktails that bartenders increasingly hate making. Then we talk about pairing cigars with whiskeys before offering some delightful facts about the history of playing cards.
Frankenpodcast! Blame editing errors. We talk about building a Vice Lounge library, as well as the Singleton Scotch.
Jason regales you with stories of his March trek to Denton, Texas. While we reminisce, we enjoy Duane's gift of the Roughtail Brewing Haze Queen and E-Juice.
We review the Night Terror IPA and the Everything Rhymes with Orange beers. Then we wax eloquent about upping your game for your cigar accessories and for behaving well when you're doing a group pull (at the slot machine, we hasten to add!).
Tony amazes and delights The People with tales of his trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno. All the while, your Barons of Beer enjoy the Hoptometrist double IPA and the Polar Eclipse American double/imperial stout beers.
Trip review! Windsor! W00t! Lubricated with the Lancaster Double Chocolate Milk Stout and the Founders Dirty Bastard beers.
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.
Tony, in this solo show, stitches together a grab bag of old segments and a guest segment with Tony's step-brother-in-law. Plus, outtakes!
We start with a seductive, spicy Speyside Scotch in the form of the 16-year Tomintoul. Then Jason puffs the Avo Lounge double corona. Finally, we pontificate for what seems like an eternity about a casino's liability to patrons around safety.