Compass Box - Juveniles
Compass Box is a favorite around here. I pretty much love everything I’ve tried from them. Juveniles is no different. The bottle is a bit gimmicky – I could do without the bell underneath but I suppose that makes it unique. The bottle is also sealed with White Wax – something you don’t see much of in the scotch world. This is made up of 4 malts (Strathmill, Balmenach, Clynelish and Glendullan)
Smelling this is quite nice, honey and crisp apples. Very light, waxy and fruity.
Tasting neat is a blast of vanilla and sweet candies, with orange creamsicle and some light soft fruits. Much like the smell this is pleasant and delivers what was expected from the smell. Tasting with water gives more of the tart green apples and less of the vanilla.
The finish is a bit short but the green apple is there the entire time.
Overall, I really like this. It’s sweet, more of an after dinner dessert drink in my opinion but very nicely done. Not sure it’s worth the $130 price tag but the whisky itself is nice. Good thing I didn’t purchase this at that price, it was a gift from the wife….oh wait...I did purchase at this price. Ouch!
Overall Grade: B