“You would be surprised if you knew what was in the glass” is what Exile Casks says about its newest (second) release called The Wanderer. We know that it was distilled in April 1992 at an undisclosed Speyside distillery and was then swapped around and travelled to different warehouses.
‘The Wanderer’ 24 yo 1992
(54,6%, Exile Casks 2016, cask #1602, 50cl, 170 btl.)
Nose: a less sherried style compared to The Trojan. Quite a bit of varnish and glue at first, which I like. When this fades, a nice fruitiness appears. Orchard fruits, lime, maybe a hint of maracuya. Some vanilla cream and biscuits, maybe rice milk, after a while also nice hints of marshmallows. Whiffs of mint and cinnmon. Sandalwood. Quite some leathery notes too. A little peculiar but I really like it.
Mouth: bright and fruity, now in a more exotic way. Lime, banana sweets, apricot candy and tangerines. Kiwi. A firm backbone of sappy oak, in an aromatic way, with some waxy touches. It has something of a grain whisky (vanilla, leather, oak) and something or Irish whiskey (tropical fruits). Takes water well, it’s just packed with flavours.
Finish: medium long, with fresh fruits and a fair dose of ‘green’ exotic oak and oranges.
Totally different from their first cask, but a very nice whisky again. It reminded me of some Teeling casks, as well as some of the excellent Glen Keith 1992s. Hard to beat if you’re looking for fruitiness and bourbonny oak, and nicely ambiguous again. Around € 90 plus duties. Available from their website, from midday (London time) this Thursday.