Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Refill Hogsheads, Refill & 1st Fill Sherry
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Juveniles Bistrot à Vins
Added on
16 Sep 2018 2:38 pm by CC-Spirits

Average value

€ 116.15

21 × in wishlist

116 × member ratings

306 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Juveniles CB

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.92 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Compass Box is mostly known for their – by now classics – The Spice Tree, The Peat Monster and the likes, but John Glaser has quite a few other gems on his résumé. Take this Juveniles, for example. It first appeared as a special release for the famous Juveniles Bistrot a vins in the Rue de Richelieu in Paris. A second edition appeared in 2004, followed by a third in 2007. Every time with a different ABV. Last year, this Juveniles Limited Edition at 46% was releases, almost 15.000 bottles strong! As Compass Box is wont to do, they give us a lot of information on the whisky that went into this blended malt: 34% of Strathmill from a refill hogshead, 34% Balmenach from a refill hogshead, 20% Clynelish from a recharred hogshead, 10% Clynelish from a refill sherry butt and the last 2% are Glendullan from a first fill sherry butt.
    Very light but nicely fruity nose on peach, pineapple, papaya and mango. Big hint of wine gums. Very candy-like. Freshly cut grass. Touch of vanilla. But in honesty, the whole remains very light.
    On the palate I get a lot more fruit, but citrus is in the driver’s seat, followed by Granny Smith apples. This blended malt also gets some backbone from the spices. Ginger, pepper, cloves and more vanilla. A touch waxy as if from hard honey. Very, very quaffable.
    The finish is somewhat short, actually. Candy-like sweet.
    A veritable spring whisky. One to sip in the sun. If you plan on doing that, why not do it in the Rue de Richelieu in Paris, eh? Having said that, too expensive for what you get in my book (120 EUR).

  2. mitcheltjes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The clynelish is dominant on the nose. Waxy honey and apple with some white grapes/light white wine. Some barley sugar, slightly floral combined with light and subtle spicy accents.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honey, barley sugar, fruity (sweet apples?) which changes over time to a nice bitter barrel note combined with beeswax
    • Finish
      87 87
      fruity, dry and waxy on the finish. Subtle but not boring

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 20 81

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    A variation on the Clynelish style, although Clynelish alone is only 30%. Fresh and easy to drink.
    (Evaluated on a sample basis.)
    • Nose
      Very decent. Vanilla wafers and lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Clynelish style. Strong waxiness and fruitiness. Vanilla, pepper and egg yolks.
    • Finish
      Grass and spiciness. Marzipan, ginger and dried lemon peel.

  6. RJKrueger scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Compass Box creates - I think - interesting blends again and again. Unfortunately, this one is not always convincing, but the promising nose is really a highlight.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A beguiling fruity nose jumps towards you at first, then comes vanilla, fine citrus notes, almonds and herbs.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The sweet start is accompanied by a good portion of spicy aromas and a little white pepper, which then fade away, becoming more bitter.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Unfortunately, the rather short finish lacks a bit of substance.

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    with water: it gets thinner, maybe a little more lemon character, I would leave out the water because it gets quite thin

    Conclusion: nice idea, but unfortunately drawn through with too little power and consistency, so it looks rather boring and unimportant. Pity!
    • Nose
      light-fruity (star fruit, citrus fruit, pineapple), some wine gums, grassy / hay, subtle wax, a little honey, balanced
    • Taste
      easy start, subtle oiliness, again a lot of fruit, this time led by apples, hardly any wood, citrus notes
    • Finish
      medium length, the taste continues one to one with apples, lemons, wood spices (a little clove)

  8. Abadon05 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A blend, nothing more and nothing less. K
    You can have it, but you don't have to.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Fruity, especially light fruits, cereals and oak as well as a little honey.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet, fruity, the honey comes through much stronger.
      And then add the wort.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Dry, slightly burning and spicy.
      The grain and fruit character is retained.

  9. Dominic did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bread, hazelnuts, hay, corn and barley.
    • Taste
      Butter cake, chocolate cake, light touch of icing sugar.
    • Finish
      A slightly sweet raisin cake.

  10. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey wax, musty apple sider sourness,
      after few minutes - sweet dough appear
    • Taste
      Sweet herbal-bitter honey and cranberry, grape sourness, and pepper
    • Finish
      Medium, honey, sour apple, prominent bitterness


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