The first couple of draws brought a note of pine, but that quickly changed into cedar. The retrohale is also cedar, but it carries a good dose of spiciness to it. At a half inch in, the cedar transitions to oak, both in the mouth and retrohale. At three quarters of an inch in, the oak becomes a bit darker and also gains some creaminess. The retrohale is a nice warm oak. As the third comes to a close, the creaminess disappears and leaves the dark oak to be slightly drying. The strength in this third was right at medium.