But as this bottle came as a present, I had to keep it.
I have to admit, though, that the malt became better with time in the opened bottle (in the course of several years now).
By now, it's still not utterly complex whisky, but a dram with quite some nice vanilla aromas.
The youngish notes which I have found in the beginning, they have mostly disappeared over the years.
My rating is based upon that experience, otherwise I would share the opinion of those who rate the malt way down in the 70's.