The first third starts off with namely a balanced sweet and spicy flavor profile. Specifically, notes of charred wood, buttery burnt sugar, sharp cedar, dry white pepper spice and bread. On the retrohale, intensified charred wood, dry white pepper and buttery burnt sugar. The finish consists of lingering charred wood and bread. Roughly 1.5 inches in, the sharp cedar intensifies as well as an introduction of sweet cream, under-ripe stone fruits (perhaps plums) and refreshing mint. The mint is also realized on the finish, providing an almost palate cleansing, refreshing finish. The body and strength throughout the entire first third is a consistent medium.