The 18 year old is their third core range expression, now renamed as Allardice. Named after James Allardice, the founder of the distillery. This single malt is non chill filtered and has its natural colour, which by the way, is very dark. Probably the darkest single malt I have encountered so far.
Nose: Sherry notes so thick you need a knife to cut them! There’s a hint of old rum in there too, with pineapple and brown sugar in tow.
Palate: Christmas cake, rum again, chocolate-coated hazelnut, runny honey and a hint of Sauternes.
Finish: Fresh blackcurrant, blueberry pancakes with a generous helping of maple syrup.