Body: Lipton Iced Tea. dried apricot.
Foot: Sweet iced tea and red pepper.
Cold Draw: Dried apricot.
Tasting Notes: In the first third, I get dried peach, red pepper, cream, cedar, and graham. Cinnamon on the retrohale. Sweet smoke! Tamarind tartness, maple syrup, white florals. Perfect burn and draw. For the second third, a more bready note emerges, like a crisp ciabatta. Fresh cut green apple, leather, and cream. The cedar is starting to become more oaky. Tamarind is still there along with raspberry jam and charred cedar. In the final third the cinnamon kicks up a notch and the tamarind remains steady. There’s also a hint of sweet granola with maple syrup. The apricot is coming back, too. Towards the end, wasabi is prevalent on the retrohale along with a horseradish kick.
Pairing Notes: Brandy. Cognac. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Cinnamon churro. Cinnamon doughnut. Jelly doughnut. Pad Thai. After BBQ. With granola trail mix. Animal crackers.