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

  • 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.

  • Reviews Of The Crux Bull & Bear Toro, Herrera Esteli Habano Lonsdale Deluxe, Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Nitro And Yuengling Brewery Black & Tan -- Goodbye Pumpkin Spice!

    Episode  |  November 6th, 2023  |  54 mins 13 secs
    crux bull & bear toro, doordash, ev sales, hamas, herrera esteli habano lonsdale deluxe, israel, left hand brewing company milk stout nitro, pumpkin spice, reese’s, tipping, war, wendy's holiday frosty, yuengling brewery black & tan

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Crux Bull & Bear Toro and the Herrera Esteli Habano Lonsdale Deluxe
    Their drink review: The Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Nitro and Yuengling Brewery Black & Tan.

    Topics this week include:
    The war in Israel.
    Wendy's is already replacing its Pumpkin Frosty with an iconic holiday flavor.
    How do you say Reese’s? Correct pronunciation has some fans stumped.
    DoorDash warns customers who don't tip that they may face a longer wait for their food orders.
    Why dealers say EV sales have slowed.

    All that, and much more on episode 262 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Warfighter 5.56mm Garrison Corojo Robusto, Rabbit Hole Heigold And Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon -- Does Your City Have A Rat Problem?

    Episode  |  October 30th, 2023  |  55 mins 15 secs
    bad parenting fee, olive garden, orkin rat infested cities, rabbit hole dareringer, rabbit hole heigold, tsa, warfighter 5.56mm garrison corojo robusto

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Warfighter 5.56mm Garrison Corojo Robusto.
    Their drink review: Rabbit Hole Heigold and Rabbit Hole Dareringer Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:
    Controversial ‘bad parenting fee’ thrusts popular Georgia restaurant into the spotlight.
    Tipping is so out-of-hand in NYC, that even the Olive Garden adds automatic gratuities.
    So you finally got TSA pre-check. Here's how to avoid being the most annoying person in line and get through fastest.
    List of places women REFUSE to go on a first date sparks uproar online - so, what do YOU think of the venues?
    Did your town make the list of rattiest cities in America?

    All that and much more on episode 261 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series And Weller 12 Year - Do Not Dress Like That For Halloween!

    Episode  |  October 23rd, 2023  |  55 mins 15 secs
    halloween couples costumes, padrón 1964 anniversary series, rite, taylor swift, teacher shortage, united boarding, weller 12 year

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series
    Their drink review: Weller 12 Year

    Topics this week include:
    Rite Aid is closing more than 150 stores. Why?
    Tony needs a big, new... humidor.
    Teacher shortages continue to plague the US.
    United's new boarding system prioritizes window seats!
    Answering listener questions. Did we get something wrong?
    The best couples Halloween costumes for 2023.

  • Reviews Of The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 2023 Chef's Special And Uncle Nearest’s Straight Rye Whiskey -- A 'New Way' Workers Are Blowing Off RTO Mandates

    Episode  |  October 16th, 2023  |  54 mins 13 secs
    ai, burger king, coca-cola, coffee badging, espinosa knuckle sandwich 2023 chef's special, hamas, israel, uncle nearest’s straight rye whiskey, y3000

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 2023 Chef's Special.
    Their drink review: Uncle Nearest’s Straight Rye Whiskey.

    The guys sat down with Tyler Jones of Espinosa Cigars during the Twin City We Care fundraiser at the Mississinewa Cigar Company in Gas City, Indiana. They talked about Espinosa's partnership with Guy Fieri to create their Knuckle Sandwich line, the cigar industry and its growth moving into 2024.

    Topics this week include:
    Hamas attacks Isreal.
    Coca-Cola embraces controversial AI image generator with new “Y3000” flavor - Tony and Fingers review it!
    Hybrid workers are 'coffee badging' to spend less time in the office and dodge RTO mandates.
    Burger King has a new permanent menu side dish.

  • Reviews Of The Artista Midnight And George Dickel Single Barrel 15 Year Old Tennessee Whisky - Bedbugs On The Train?

    Episode  |  October 9th, 2023  |  55 mins 11 secs
    applebee's, artista midnight, bedbugs, gen z, george dickel single barrel 15 year old tennessee whisky, paris, pizza, the dollarita

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: Artista Midnight
    Their drink review: George Dickel Single Barrel 15 Year Old Tennessee Whisky

    Topics this week include:
    The Dollarita is back: Applebee’s revives the $1 margarita in hopes of boosting sales.
    Paris is crawling with bedbugs. They're even riding the trains.
    Here’s how much pizza the average person eats in one year?
    Gen Z is already feeling burnt out after entering the workplace.
    Fingers Malloy's travel nightmare.

    Also, Tony interviewed Ram Rodriguez of Artista Cigars at the 2023 PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas. You don't want to miss this conversation!

  • Reviews Of The Kristoff Tres Compadres And The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter From Great Lakes Brewing Company - Late Night TV Is Back, Do You Care?

    Episode  |  October 2nd, 2023  |  54 mins 51 secs
    deshaun watson fine, disney+, edmund fitzgerald porter, great lakes brewing company, hulu, j immy fallon, kristoff tres compadres, nfl, stephen colbert

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Kristoff Tres Compadres.
    Their drink review: The Edmund Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes Brewing Company.

    Topics this week include:
    The NFL protects its brand in strange ways.
    Costco is selling gold bars -- yes, gold bars.
    Late-night TV is back: Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, more to return after writers strike -- do you care?
    Tony is saying goodbye to Disney+
    All that and much more on episode 257 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The AVO Seasons Autumn Limited Edition 2023 And Daviess County Straight Bourbon Whiskey -- Her Body Language Says 'Go Away'

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2023  |  56 mins 8 secs
    avo seasons autumn limited edition 2023, body language, buffalo trace, chris stapleton, daviess county straight bourbon whiskey, etiquette mistakes, fox news, rupert murdoch

    The cigar review: AVO Seasons Autumn Limited Edition 2023
    The drink review: Daviess County Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Topics this week include:
    Los Angeles’ average gas price tops $6 a gallon.
    Rupert Murdoch steps down as Fox and News Corp.
    Chris Stapleton to launch traveller whiskey with Buffalo Trace.
    8 body language signs that someone is unhappy to see you.
    The most common etiquette mistakes revealed!

  • Reviews Of The Ferio Tego Summa And Old Grand-Dad 114 - Should You Report Your Stinky Co-worker To HR?

    Episode  |  September 18th, 2023  |  54 mins 54 secs
    ferio tego summa, halloween candy, hostess, human resources, j.m. smucker, old grand-dad 114, stinky coworker

    Tony and Fingers' cigar review: The Ferio Tego Summa
    Their drink review: Old Grand-Dad 114

    Topics this week include:
    J.M. Smucker to buy Hostess Brands for $5.6 billion.
    Eight discontinued Halloween candies you’ll never find in your trick-or-treat bucket again.
    Seven expensive items that are wastes of money, according to financial experts.
    A couple is livid after sitting next to farting dog on a 13-hour flight.
    Should you report your stinky colleague to HR?

    All that and much more on episode 255 of Eat Drink Smoke.

  • Reviews Of The Red Meat Lovers, Mi Querida Black PapaSaka By Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust And Gentleman’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon -- What Are Your Bucket List Concerts?

    Episode  |  September 11th, 2023  |  55 mins 7 secs
    bucket list, frosty, jimmy buffett, mayor adams, mi querida black papasaka, migrant crisis, nyc, pumpkin spice, red meat lovers cigar, wendys

    The cigar reviews The Red Meat Lovers and Mi Querida Black PapaSaka by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust.
    The drink review: Gentleman’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

    Topics this week include:
    NYC Mayor Adams warns migrant crisis will ‘destroy’ city.
    Jimmy Buffett passes away at 76.
    What are some of your bucket list concerts?
    What is the 'Doom Loop'?
    Pumpkin Spice Frostys?