Wood stain and varnish with a bit of sweetness on the nose. Palate is much the same, what I imagine drinking wood stain would tastes like. Very unpleasent and I did not drink any more. Will retry at another time to confirm as I felt this was not for consumption.
The nose on this is straightforward and malty. The palate also has a pure, malty character. It's a bit diluted tasting and the finish fades quickly. While it's good whiskey, there's nothing special about it.