First handful of draws create a powerful and surprising flavor experience for a Connecticut. Dominant white pepper spice, hay and bread, followed by faint cedar. Through retrohaling, intensified white pepper spice and bread notes. I’m curious as what kind of “hybrid U.S. Connecticut” the cigar has to create such a strong white pepper spice (or is it due to the binder and filler). Nearing the end of the first third, the white pepper spice does slightly taper while the bread note is enhanced. Body and strength is at a medium pushing the medium plus range for the entirety of the first third.