Tasting Notes: The body of this cigar is earthy like sweet soil and a hint of honey. The cold draw is rich tobacco and sweetness similar to the honey note I mentioned. Once lit I am met with cereal notes, cardamom/clove, woody and spicy smoke that develop into leather and oats. Bread starts to pick up as I enter the 2nd third. The cigar becomes fuller as the ring gauge gets larger. Can we take a second to admire this perfect shape? It reminds me of a cartoon cigar or an old gangster movie cigar. Further in, I get more breads, red pepper, herbs and cinnamon. There are nice wood notes as well as more of the leather and tinge of floral.In the final third the bread turns more toasty, the wood becomes a more pronounced oak, leather is still in the mix and the cigar is becomes more full with other lighter notes of earth and spice. The construction is PHENOMENAL.
Pairing notes: Any whiskey/bourbon/rye or scotch. A good pilsner or lager. This is a great campfire stick so after a meal of BBQ or baked beans, or with nice cup of medium roast coffee. Rice pudding. Caramel mousse. A nib of white chocolate.