In a couple of days, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (of Caskstrength.net fame) will be presenting their latest project: Exile Casks. They’re in the role of ‘cask detectives’, hunting down forgotten casks, destined for blends that no longer exist, set aside for customers that went out of business, or simply fallen off stock records.
They are now “liberating” them as single cask releases at cask strength, in 50 cl bottles. Coupled to direct distribution (bottles are only sold online), smaller bottles allow them to keep the prices low.
The first release is named The Trojan, an undisclosed 25 year-old Speyside single malt bottled from a refill hogshead. The original owner of the cask was Major Distillery Company A. The second filling was with spirit from a distillery owned by Major Distillery Company B. One companies cask with another companies liquid in, hence The Trojan.
On sale 31st March from the Exile Casks website. Stay tuned for a full review.