About Compass Box Juveniles Limited Edition Blended Malt Whisky
Compass Box was founded in 2000 by entrepreneurial visionary John Glaser, in London, England. After being in the wine industry, Glaser made the move to Diageo, where he came into the whisky industry. Compass Box is known to challenge convention and tradition in pursuit of “whisky and its enjoyment.” Located in a seemingly incongruous London England, Compass Box is not a Scottish distiller but a blender Scottish whiskies, combining the best casks from Islay, Speyside and the Highlands, and aging them in “a variety of woods from sherry casks to toasted French oak.”
Glaser pushes the boundaries of innovation to new levels with his art of “whisky-making.” Seemingly uninhibited by the norms of the formidable Scottish whisky industry, Glaser has proven himself a true alchemist. In 2005, his aptitude for wine making prompted a disruptive experimental sensation; The Spice Tree release, a blended whisky made using inner staves, or wooden slats inserted into casks to enhance flavor. Wine-makers use this technique as a more economical way to add oak flavor wine.
Compass Box are strong advocates for quality cask selection. They use only whiskies in their blends that are aged in first-fill American oak casks which tend to yield more vanilla character, richness and sweetness than the traditionally used casks in Scotch maturation. They also use a high a malt content, differentiating themselves from most Scotch whisky producers.
This whisky is inspired by Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, that for over 30 years, has been a crossroads for winemakers, spirits producers, writers and various sorts of affable hedonists from all over the world. The restaurant was opened by Tim Johnston in 1987. This whisky is a bright smooth marriage of whiskies between 12 and 15 years- old, comprised of single malt whiskies from Strathmill, Balmenach and Clynelish distilleries, each bringing a distinctiveness to the whole.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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