Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Fillers: Nicaraguan Habano
Body: Rawhide and walnuts.
Foot: Chocolate granola.
Cold Draw: Chocolate granola, raisin, rice wine vinegar, red pepper.
Tasting Notes: Prepare for a bold start with a red pepper burst, accented by apricot, cedar, lemon, and black pepper. This spectrum of flavors is robust yet harmonious. The smoke, as creamy as yogurt, pairs with a warm-spiced retrohale, rich with red pepper but not overpowering.
The journey continues with the familiar cedar, red pepper, and apricot but surprises with a nutty layer. The smoke, maintaining its creaminess, invokes oak undertones. Its burn is sharp and precise, like a well-crafted masterpiece.
The end brings back red pepper and cedar, with lemon nuances returning. Toasted nuts and charred woods blend into the flavor profile. The retrohale, now salty with a cinnamon hint, and a unique twang reminiscent of sushi rice, complete this captivating journey.
Pairing Notes: Single malt scotch whisky, bourbon, dark chocolate, apricot preserves, creamy cheese like brie, roasted almonds, lemon tart, grilled cedar plank salmon, red pepper hummus, Spanish paella, toasted walnuts, oak barrel-aged red wine, sushi rice bowls.