Rubbing alcohol in the nose is too distinct. Palate is way better than the nose -- rich, spice, peppery, and some sherry. Finish is lasting enough. This grows offensive as you drink, though. The finish in particiular sours and gets ickier.
Retaste: Blindly tasted, it's "fine." The grain shows in the rough finish and is detracting. If you want scotch on the rocks (i.e. and cheap), this is the exact scotch to use. C/C+