For over 30 years, Juveniles Bistrot à Vins in the 1er arrondissment of Paris has been a cross roads for winemakers, spirits producers, writers and various sorts of affable hedonists from all over the world. Tim Johnston opened the restaurant in 1987. And in 2014, his daughter Margaux and her husband Romain joined him.
Compass Box and Juveniles share a similar approach to great food and drink, seeking out integrity and not taking things too seriously. Both our businesses are obsessed with quality and provenance. Both like to do things in their own way. These common traits have made Compass Box and Juveniles good friends since the very first meeting between Tim and myself years ago.
Compass Box have collaborated with Tim on Juveniles whiskies several times. For this limited edition, Tim asked us to create something “…bright, smooth, not smoky…an assemblage perhaps between 12 and 15 years-old…”. John have tried to give him all that and much more.
This assemblage(we love Tim’s use of this wine word to describe whisky blending)
is comprised of single malt whiskies from four distilleries, each bringing a
distinctiveness to the whole.