Allardice - the flagship of Glendronach. Named after the founder James Allardice. People say, due to its closing during 1996 and 2002: It is even 23 years old (on a 2018 bottling). It is the last Single Malt of the core range which is only blended from oloroso casks. On the nose i have a strong sweetness, which comes from the sherry cask and lots of fruits complements with dates and figs. It is very complex and the alcohol is very well integrated with its 46%. On the tongue, you have a taste explosion. You get the typical christmas spices, like allspice or clove. Then, it continues with a dark chocolate with a piece of orange. The palate is overwhelmed by its complexity. The finish is strong and long. Towards the end, I have a walnut taste. Dark chocolate, leather and coffee notes end this unique malt. The strong oak is present till the end.