Nose: unique. Raisin, plum, cigarette tobacco leaf. Reminds me quite a bit of an Auchentoshan I had before. Would not have pegged this as Canadian, certainly not CC. Quite an assertive aroma, takes some getting used to.
Taste: medium- to full-bodied with a syrupy sweet-sour delivery, mouth-filling and fruity, lots of that plum flavour now but not overly sweet. A surge of drying oak at the back of the tongue.
Finish: long and lasting, fruity and off-dry, raisins and dates.
Balance: an utterly unique Canadian whisky experience: regular CC mixed with a measure (evidently a good measure) of malt whisky. Tasted blind, I would most likely guess this to be some sort of craft single malt, maybe Stranahan's, but it shows greater maturity than I'd usually expect in those. Flavourful and quite enjoyable. An interesting experiment and definitely worth checking out. I hope we see more like this in the future.