Overall rating
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

€ 113.06

13 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

178 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Juveniles CB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.02 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. Kaleva did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Good whisky, completely of Compass box style: superb balance, excellent drinkability. It’s not very complex (if at all) but very pleasant, light and enjoyable - a perfect summer dram. Price tag however is a bit heavy.
    • Nose
      Slightly sweet and fresh, yellow apples, light vanilla, beeswax, tropical fruit (mango and passion fruit) acid drops, hint of honey
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy (white pepper and ginger), apple mash and white grapes, caramel, shortbread cookies, light oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slowly getting dry, nutty, fruity (apples, peaches), berry marmalade, gentle oak at the end

  4. Implar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    It’s sweet, juicy and inoffensive. A nice summer drink but perhaps a bit too pricey.
    • Nose
      A very fruity one here! Loads of pears, honey and vanilla, oh, and beeswax. I also seem to be getting some parsley. It’s actually reminding me of toast champignon with parsley on top, that’s a weird correlation. I don’t mind though!
    • Taste
      A very soft and gentle arrival. Beeswax and soft honey, then the pears start to seep in. Very juicy mouthfeel but maybe a tad too tame.
    • Finish
      Some oaky touches but the sweetness of the pear remains, medium long.

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Ras Mazunga did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    Malt Whisky from the Strathmill Distillery Refill Hogshead 34%
    Malt Whisky from the Balmenach Distillery Refill Hogshead 34%
    Malt Whisky from the Clynelish Distillery Recharred Hogshead 20%
    Malt Whisky from the Clynelish Distillery Refill Sherry Butt 10%
    Malt Whisky from the Glendullan Distillery First Fill Sherry Butt 02%


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?