Body: Canned peaches, maplewood.
Foot: Peach and tobacco, golden raisin, slight iced tea, slight maplewood.
Cold Draw: Dried apricot and honey.
Tasting Notes: On the first third, I get hay, honey, almond, maplewood, earth, white pepper, and as with all truly aged cigars, a list of nuances you could possibly be reminded of but none strong enough to mention without really making you think I have lost my mind lol. For instance, I’m starting to be reminded of the peaches: canned peaches to be exact, that I found on a few of the body samples. Also some dried herbs, but faint. Rosemary, again very faint. And just a slight hint of tangerine. Maybe a little powdered sugar or even a frosting made with powdered sugar. The second third brings in more powdered sugar, cream, the hint of candied dried oranges, and dry maplewood. The smoke is dry and full of tannins, yet creamy in texture. You are left with an after effect of what cinnamon does to the mouth. The final third brings in vanilla, dry maplewood, and warm spices that make me think of a pie from the fall season. There’s also cream as well as a rich caramel. The end of the cigar leaves me with a musty mushroom.
Pairing Notes: Chocolate toffee covered almonds. Canned peaches. Powdered doughtnut. Funnel Cake. Cream Soda. Coffee, light and sweet. Champagne. Wheated bourbon. Red wine. Pancakes with maple syrup. Cream of mushroom soup. Caramel candies.