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Overall rating
85.21/100
votes
77
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Compass Box (CB)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Refill Hogsheads, Refill & 1st Fill Sherry
Number of bottles
14894
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
Juveniles Bistrot à Vins
Added on
16 Sep 2018 2:38 pm by CC-Spirits
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 108.70

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Whisky Reviews for Juveniles CB

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Richelieu
    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. toklian scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F19 B20

  5. swk27844 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Cake, citrus, apples, honey vanille en waxy
    • Taste
      84 84
      Roast, apples, citrus and honey. raisins. And bee honey.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dark chocolate, something like sherry. Wax and honey dominate. Does not last long

  6. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Cake, citrus, vanilla, wax, apple, sweet
    • Taste
      85 85
      sherry, vanilla, apple, vanilla, waxy, citrus, honey, sugar, wry
    • Finish
      84 84
      Apple, honey, citrus, vanilla, sherry, sour,

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The first thing you smell on the nose is the strathmill component only with a little more salt which will be from the Clynelish and a grassy note from the Strathmill again, no trace of Glendullan on the nose.
    Even though this is a blended malt it smells like there is grain in the mix but again that could be the grassy note from the Strathmill?
    Tropical fruits on the nose and a little vanilla , again like an aged single grain
    On the palate it is syrupy, sweet with a drying edge with spices and apple, with a hint of unripe pear in the mix.
    After a few minutes it seems to gain strength and some fizziness, as if it just went up 6% abv in a second, I like that part.
    It then returns to being syrup and sweet on the finish with some white pepper and a dash of peat
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Grass, green apples, citrus, wild peaches, mango, sugar barley, vanilla and sweet honeycombs.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vanilla custard, fresh sour apples, lemon, wild peach, candy sweetness, honey and a wax note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Candy apples, honey and some light spice notes.

  10. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95 points to the Juveniles. "...meaning anything less than half an hour with the Murray Method on this one would be a travesty to such a beautiful incarnation of a vatted malt. The maltiness - sometimes juicy, sometimes with a slight Horlicks-creamy twist - takes on many guises. But it cannot escape that thread of honey". Pure matter of taste...

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