All in all, this whiskey doesn't convince me. It's rather one-dimensional and too powerful without water and simply too harsh with a few drops. If you are into the sweet range, maybe this is something for you. For me it's a skipper, not a sipper.
It maybe corny, but I detect a lot of corn in there. No let's get serious. The nose is really sweet on its main ingredient. It's rather starchy, like the glue tubes that we all used in primary school or at home. There are many smells that are associated with the sweet starchy liquid: molasses, treacle/marmite, cotton candy, bubble gum, caramel. The oak has done something too: it has yielded a vanilla-like creamy note, dark cherry and wood chips.
At full strength, this is a monster. Hot, alcoholic, stinging and very starchy. It even gives some tannic spicy notes. Some water helps a little to get rid of the heat, but it enhances the tannic side so it's a matter of choice. It's rather corn-based, with glue, some creme brulee, pine sap, and quite some ginger and pepper.
Rather long, quite tannic on grape pip, ginger, pepper, and still this rather mono-taste of corn and starch.