Podcast 124: Trip Report Y’All; Escalating to the Pit Boss; Vato Cigars; Appreciating Gin; Social Shout-Outs

In this action-packed extravaganza of awesomeness, Roux calls in a trip report from Deep South casinos — part of the Denton Dallas & Beyond Southern Tour 2013 — prompting Tony to offer advice on when to escalate to a pit boss. Then your favorite Brothers of the Leaf briefly discuss Vato Cigars (more to come!) before Jason shares tips on growing a palate for gin … and absinthe! We wrap up with Tony’s usual litany of social-media shout-outs. Can’t miss!

Introducing: The Jasontini

As part of the Vice Lounge Online Mixology Series, I warmly welcome you to the Jasontini — a tasty, subtle spin on a classic martini that doesn’t scream “girl drink.”

Quick Review: Van Gogh Gin

Van Gogh gin is as consistently flavorful and soft around the edges as Hendrick’s, but it’s overall botanical mix is different — more earthy than flowery.