I personally would prefer a drinking strength whisky, but that's a matter of taste. After all, the whisky can be diluted very well to about 43 percent.
Unspectacular bourbon maturation, but it is very positive that the alcohol is so well integrated and, despite the 58 percent, is surprisingly soft here. Doesn't look as young as he is.
The aromas are simple and light wood, honey, a little vanilla, red grapes, somewhat citric and yet buttery. Slightly herbaceous and some straw at the back.
I find him a bit boring here, but already flawless and much better than I would otherwise expect from a boring 10yo with 58 percent.
Ok, here the alcohol pushes well and the key data are reflected more realistically. I hardly find any mistakes, but also hardly any enjoyment, because it's too spicy for me.
The aromas are again straw, barley sugar and some dry wood.
The distillate was good and clean, the alcohol is well integrated for the 58 percent and very slightly oily. The finish is medium long, but that is often the case with these young cask strengths, because the alcohol naturally burns the aromas strongly onto the palate.
Luckily, it tolerates a lot of water and is therefore much more digestible without losing its aroma.