Upon lighting, I’m greeted with a dry wood that carries some spice, which is a very nice welcome. The spice and wood really intermingle well and the retrohale carries the same flavors and has a bit of a warming feeling along with it. About of a third of an inch in, the spice starts to fade back a bit and some creaminess joins the wood. The spice from earlier is still lingering in my mouth, it just isn’t as present on each draw. Nearing the three quarter inch mark, a nice sweetness comes in on the retrohale to go with the creamy wood and mild spice. Further in, the sweetness disappears from the retrohale and the wood flavor becomes more identifiable as cedar. Nearing the end of the third, the sweetness comes back on the retrohale. The strength in this third was right around medium.