Full-blown Bronchitis and Sinusitis. That was the diagnosis I recieved the day after this posting. I think this probably greatly affected my tasting of this whiskey. I tried it again just now with little to none of the off notes that I previously described. I will do another tasting in a couple more days as I regain my health and taste buds and try to appreciate it a little more. Not bad today, just not all that good either. This could also explain why the Knob Creek that I am drinking now actually tastes ok to me today <font color="green"> </font color>