N: There's a distant undercurrent of peat on the nose with a solventy, alcoholic top-end. Some maltiness hiding out in the body. There's also a vaguely metallic note.
P: Oily, smooth on the palate, with a distinct Islay flavor with peat and medicinal notes. Some malt, gentle heat.
F: A briefly warming note, the peat and medicine continues. Dries slightly to a malty, light grain note; a lasting, slightly oily finish.
I tasted this not knowing anything about it and was surprised to find Islay in Oregon. It needs something to get going; the nose isn't great but it's decent on the palate. A little more dimension and this could be a fairly solid American whiskey.