You can tell it's Canadian right on the nose. It's got that soft grain smell, a bit of rye but not the intensity of an American straight rye and that damp grass aroma that practically sings O Canada. It's also got a bit of plastic or styrofoam in the aroma. The immediate taste is light and very sweet with some rubbing alcohol; the sweetness lingers and pretty much covers up any other flavors. It's neither complex nor very substantive, a sweet, light whisky with a number of off notes.