Eat Drink Smoke

Tony Katz and Fingers Malloy talk amazing spirits, brilliant cigars and great food.

About the show

Eat Drink Smoke is the bourbon and cigar review show for everyone!

You'll get reviews you can use, in a way you can understand them. There's also great takes on the stories dominating the week, but without the anger of social media. Eat Drink Smoke is the podcast that fits into your life because it's just like you - interested in new things, good people and honest, funny conversation.

Eat Drink Smoke is hosted by long-time radio host and entertainer Tony Katz, with co-host Fingers Malloy.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Reviews Of The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero 654 And Hendrick’s Gin -- Is Coca-Cola Spiced Posh Or Scary?

    Episode  |  February 26th, 2024  |  55 mins 7 secs
    bed bugs, coca-cola spiced, hendrick’s gin, la flor dominicana double ligero 654, las vegas, late-night tv

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero 654.
    Their drink review: A Gin & Tonic with Hendrick’s Gin.
    Bonus review: Coca-Cola Spiced.

    Topics this week include:
    Big changes may be coming to late-night television.
    Americans are spending more on food than at any time since 1991.
    A husband boarded a flight and departed without his wife because she insisted on getting Starbucks before taking off. Tony loved this story.
    Bed bugs are back on the Las Vegas Strip.

    All that, and much more, on episode 278 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • It Was An All-Star Weekend In Indianapolis - Guy Fieri Interview And The Knuckle Sandwich 56

    Episode  |  February 19th, 2024  |  55 mins 6 secs
    2024 nba all star weekend, diners drive-ins and dives, erik espinosa, espinosa cigars, guy fieri, indianapolis, knuckle sandwich 56 cigar, sammy hagar, santo tequila

    The cigar review: The Knuckle Sandwich 56.

    It was NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, and it was a party. It all started at Blend Bar Cigar with a special VIP event featuring restaurateur, author, and Emmy Award-winning host Guy Fieri. Guests sampled his new Knuckle Sandwich 56 cigar and Guy's new Santo Tequila.

    The guys talked to Fieri about his collaboration with Espinosa Cigars to create the Knuckle Sandwich. He also discussed how he teamed up with Sammy Hagar to launch Santo Tequila.

    Tony and Fingers got to speak with Erik Espinosa about how his collaboration with Guy began. They also talked about cigar trends going into 2024, and how customers' buying habits have adapted to a new economic reality.

    Tom Brinkley of Santo Tequila described how Santo differs from other tequila on the market.

    Other topics this week include:
    TSA has issues in Nashville.
    A woman goes for a plane joyride without a ticket.
    How much were roses on Valentine's Day?!?

    All that and much more on episode 277 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The AVO Heritage Special Toro And Old Forester 1924 Kentucky Straight Bourbon - How Were Your Super Big Game Bowl Party Snacks?

    Episode  |  February 12th, 2024  |  55 mins
    avo heritage special toro, big mac, ford, mcdonald’s, old forester 1924 kentucky straight bourbon, southwest airlines, super bowl, super bowl snacks

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The AVO Heritage Special Toro.
    Their drink review: Old Forester 1924 Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:

    Southwest Airlines was ridiculed after proudly showing off new seating.
    Why McDonald’s is charging $18 for a Big Mac meal.
    Ford considers axing a car feature that could save the company millions per year.
    What did your super big game bowl party look like?
    The guys answer listener questions.

    All that, and much more, on episode 276 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Angel Cuesta Salomone By J.C. Newman And Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey -- What Do Most Couples Fight About?

    Episode  |  February 5th, 2024  |  54 mins 9 secs
    clyde may’s special reserve straight bourbon whiskey, drew newman, j.c. newman cigar company, romantic restaurant chains, valentine's day

    The cigar review: The Angel Cuesta Salomone by J.C. Newman.
    The drink review: Clyde May’s Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

    Drew Newman of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company stops by to talk about cigar trends in 2024, his pride in J.C. Newman being an American company and much more. You do not want to miss this interview!

    Other topics this week include:
    Romantic restaurant chains for Valentine's Day.
    A surprisingly high percentage of people have ended relationships over a poor financial decision.
    What do most couples fight about?

  • Reviews Of The Limited Edition 2024 CAO Amazon Basin And Old Bardstown Estate Bottled Bourbon -- Signs That Is Is Finally Time To End Things

    Episode  |  January 29th, 2024  |  56 mins 29 secs
    applebee's, baby boomers, big screen tv deals, break ups, date night pass, gen z, millennials, relationships, snacks, super bowl

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Limited Edition 2024 CAO Amazon Basin.
    Their drink review: The Old Bardstown Estate Bottled Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:

    Big Game snacks you can eat with one hand (While the other one's holding your beer).
    Seven things boomers still spend money on that millennials and gen-z don’t.
    Fingers bought a TV with a huge discount!
    Applebee's customers complain after their 'Date Night Pass' sells out immediately.
    Five undeniable signs that is is finally time to end things.

    All that, and much more, on episode 274 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Lovely Cigars No. 162 and Basil Hayden Malted Rye - Fifty-Two Date Nights On The Cheap

    Episode  |  January 22nd, 2024  |  54 mins 13 secs
    applebee’s date night, basil hayden malted rye, las vegas pedestrian bridges, lovely cigars no. 162, ninja creami, super bowl tv deals

    The cigar review: Lovely Cigars No. 162.
    The drink review: Basil Hayden Malted Rye.

    Topics this week include:

    America's Favorite Amateur Pitmaster, John Brodigan, shares his cold weather BBQ tips.
    A new law prohibits stopping on Las Vegas Strip's pedestrian bridges.
    Applebee’s is offering year’s worth of weekly date night passes for $200.
    Great Super Bowl TV deals.
    Tony will never buy ice cream again.

    All that and much more on episode 273 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Undercrown Maduro Flying Pig And The Heavy Seas Chocolate Volcano Dessert Stout - Football Will Never Be The Same

    Episode  |  January 15th, 2024  |  55 mins 12 secs
    alabama football, bill belichick, dallas cowboys, detroit lions, drew estate, heavy seas chocolate volcano dessert stout, jerry jones, nick saban, sam's club, undercrown maduro flying pig

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: Undercrown Maduro Flying Pig by Drew Estate.
    Their drink review: The Heavy Seas Chocolate Volcano Dessert Stout.

    Topics this week include:

    6 “bad" snacks you should be eating when trying to lose weight, according to a dietitian.
    Should you change clothes when you get home?
    Sam's Club will stop checking receipts at the door — and instead use AI to snap photos of your shopping cart.
    Outraged parents worry decision to boot NYC students from school for nearly 2,000 migrants will set troubling precedent.
    Bill Belichick departs New England. Is he heading to the Cowboys?

    All that, and much more, on episode 272 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Room 101 10th Anniversary Toro And Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen - Where Are All The Beer Drinkers Going?

    Episode  |  January 8th, 2024  |  55 mins 9 secs

    The cigar review: The Room 101 10th Anniversary Toro.
    The drink review: Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen.

    Topics this week include:
    Beer drinking in America falls to the lowest level in a generation.
    Tips for cooking a perfect medium-rare steak every time.
    Two bar chains permanently close Indianapolis-area locations after New Year's Eve.
    Mortgage demand plummets again despite a drop in interest rates.

    All that and much more on episode 271 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Tony And Fingers Reveal Their Cigars Of The Year For 2023

    Episode  |  January 1st, 2024  |  56 mins 16 secs
    cigars of the year, papasaka dunbarton tobacco and trust, plasencia cosecha 151, tres compadres kristoff, us regional exclusive from cavalier, warfighter 5.56mm garrison corojo, west tampa tobacco company red toro

    This week, Tony and Fingers reveal their cigars of the year for 2023.

    Tony Katz and Fingers Malloy host Eat! Drink! Smoke! recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis, IN.

    Bonus segments of the podcast are available at EatDrinkSmokeShow.com.

  • Tony And Fingers Reveal Their Bourbons Of The Year For 2023

    Episode  |  December 25th, 2023  |  56 mins 11 secs
    barrel bourbon amburana, ben holladay bottled in bond missouri straight bourbon, bourbon of the year, ezra brooks 99 kentucky straight bourbon, hard truth sweet mash rye, penelope architect straight bourbon

    This week, Tony and Fingers reveal their bourbons of the year for 2023.

    Well, their top picks may not all be bourbon. You see, the guys went over everything they reviewed in '23 and came up with their top three. They reviewed bourbons, ryes, beer, other canned beverages -- and more bourbon.

    From that list of reviews, both Tony and Fingers picked their best of the year. Let them know what would be on your list over at EatDrinkSmokeShow.com.

  • Reviews Of The LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collector's Edition By J.C. Newman And Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Reserve Eagle Rare 2-Year - Southwest Airlines' Weird New Policy

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs
    amazon, bourbon county brand stout reserve eagle rare 2-year, christmas, goose island, jc newman, leroy neiman 2023 collector's edition, passengers of size, southwest airlines, target, walmart

    The cigar review: LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collector's Edition by J.C Newman
    The drink review: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout Reserve Eagle Rare 2-Year

    Topics this week include:
    The best Christmas sales from Amazon, Walmart, Target and more!
    Southwest Airlines celebrated for policy to give a full row to 'passengers of size' for free.
    Will America become a renter nation?

    Could we soon see 100-year mortgages?
    Nine daily rituals that set high achievers apart.

    All that and much more on episode 268 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Review Of The C.L.E. Chele -- Sick And In Need Of A Hot Toddy

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2023  |  55 mins 6 secs
    c.l.e. cigars, christian eiroa, hanukkah, ninja creami, ninja woodfire grill, pca trade show, premium cigar association'

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The C.L.E. Chele
    Their drink review: A Hot Toddy

    Christian Eiroa of C.L.E. Cigars stops by to talk about C.L.E.'s new products, their growth in Europe, and the Premium Cigar Association's decision to move their trade show to New Orleans.

    Other topics this week include:
    Tony and Fingers were both under the weather, so they decided to drink a hot toddy.
    A Jewish woman was kicked out of a cafe after complaining about antisemitic graffiti scrawled all over their bathroom.
    13 traditional Hanukkah foods everyone should try -- but can Fingers pronounce them?
    The guys answer listener questions -- and talk about the new Ninja gadgets they bought.

  • Reviews Of The Plasencia Cosecha 151 And Jack Daniel’s 10-Year Tennessee Whiskey -- What Is Doomsday Shopping?

    Episode  |  December 4th, 2023  |  55 mins 10 secs
    doomsday shopping, inflation, jack daniel’s 10-year tennessee whiskey, kfc wedding, plasencia cosecha 151, tesla cybertruck

    The cigar review: The Plasencia Cosecha 151.
    The drink review: Jack Daniel’s 10-Year Tennessee Whiskey.

    Topics this week include:
    What is 'doomsday shopping'?
    Americans need an extra $11,400 today just to afford the basics.
    A couple had a KFC-themed wedding of their dreams — with a fried chicken bouquet.
    Tesla's Cybertruck is here.

    All that and much more on episode 266 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Cuesta Rey Centenario Aristocrat And Barrell Bourbon Cask Finished Series Amburana -- Are Traditional Relationships Over?

    Episode  |  November 27th, 2023  |  55 mins 13 secs
    barrell bourbon cask finished series amburana, cuesta rey centenario aristocrat, dating, glynn loope, holiday sales, inflation, premium cigar association, relationships, retail sales

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Cuesta Rey Centenario Aristocrat.
    Their drink review: Barrell Bourbon Cask Finished Series -- Amburana.

    Glynn Loope, State Advocacy Director for the Premium Cigar Association joins the show to talk about the bad and the good coming out of state legislatures nationwide.

    Other topics this week include:
    A new dating ‘phenomenon’ proves traditional relationships may be over.
    Are retail sales going to be down this holiday season?
    What's coming up next for Eat Drink Smoke?

    All that, and much more, is on episode 265 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The White Gold Limited Edition Toro By Principle Cigars & Benchmark Old No. 8 Egg Nog - Cricketing Will Help You Sleep!

    Episode  |  November 20th, 2023  |  55 mins 10 secs
    benchmark old no. 8 egg nog, black friday, cricketing, deals, gen z slang, manhattan counterfeit bust, principle cigars, white gold limited edition toro

    The cigar review: The White Gold Limited Edition Toro by Principle Cigars.
    The drink review: Benchmark Old No. 8 Egg Nog.

    Topics this week include:
    Great Black Friday Deals are everywhere!
    Weird McDonald's hacks.
    What is 'cricketing' and how can it help you sleep?
    Airlines continue to make air travel difficult to enjoy.
    Feds seize $1.3 billion in knockoffs from Manhattan storage unit in largest-ever counterfeit bust.
    Gen Z can’t stop using slang at work — 10 terms that annoy their colleagues the most.

  • Reviews Of The Aladino Sumatra And The Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled in Bond 10-Year Bourbon -- Turns Out Americans Want Real Meat

    Episode  |  November 13th, 2023  |  54 mins 9 secs
    aladino sumatra, espn streaming service, henry mckenna single barrel bottled in bond 10-year bourbon, social etiquette, toilet paper in the refrigerator

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Aladino Sumatra.
    Their drink review: Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled in Bond 10-Year Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:
    The best foods to help you sleep.
    ESPN announced when it will launch its new streaming service.
    Why are people putting toilet paper in the fridge?
    Social etiquette rules that have gone out of fashion.

    All that and much more on episode 263 of Eat Drink Smoke.