For me, sampling this whiskey was more of an experiment than a likely love affair. This is new make whiskey. In other words, this is whiskey before it is aged. My expectation was that this would lack complexity and the depth of flavors one expects from aged whiskey. I was half right.
The nose of this dram is interesting, with sweetness and strength. On the tongue there are clear flavors of fruit, most notably pear. I also noted menthol. There is a metal taste and feel like water from an aluminum bottle. That tinny taste lingers in the back of the throat and I found it unpleasant. The finish is consistent with the foretaste.
Overall the best summary I can offer is that each sip was confusing. While this has enough to taste almost like a single malt, it ends up feeling like a single malt failure. One can easily imagine how this could become a great single malt, it is not a great drink.