...that is far from the heavily-peated Ledaig style of the last decades with a subtle and greatly balanced profile both in the nose and on the palate. I really adore such a style but peat-heads should shy away unless they want to explore new low-peat territories (which I can recommend, but this decision is up to you only)...
The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a delicate and not very smokey profile with is the typical mid-nineties Ledaig aromas and flavours mix. Lots of fruits and vanilla-toffee notes, honeys, spices and rather shy peaty and wooden impressions. All very balanced and subtle and by no means unimpressive, actually I really like to sniff this dram, it reminds me somewhat of early-eighties "naked" Glenfarclas (not kidding!).
The taste more peaty impressions but still this is far from today's Ledaig profile. All is very balanced and yes, it is a complex mixture of flavours. It is nicely layered and fun to explore with both old-style and modern impressions and without any flaws. This is very, very quaffable... Water releases more delicious aromas in the nose and tasty flavours on the palate - I like this dram both neat and reduced at various levels.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with no distracting moments. The texture is very creamy and chewy, I like that! The finish is medium to long and the flavours combine to tasty milk chocolatey and crème brûlée notes. Again no distracting bitter or drying moments here, the cask was rather shy and enabled a great maturation of the malt that way.