This is the latest from John Hall of Kittling Ridge Distillery (Grimsby, ON). Both the name and hang tag suggest a bold, pot still-like character and indeed the bottle delivers. The taste is big and more impactful than any Canadian whisky I know except Wiser's Legacy. It reminds me to a degree of the older CC's and the Special Reserve of Crown Royal, but with less neutrality.
It's all toffee, nuts and fruity-rye grains, with a smooth mouth feel indeed. Still at the end is a grain spirit-like twang, which reminds that it is not a straight in U.S. terms but nonetheless cuts quite a swath here. Well done Mr. Hall.