My theory is that the modern drinker overlooks it. Unaware of the changes in distilling practices and quality of casks. It doesn’t own high scores from experts, or even a profile that is trendy, and thus falls under the radar.
The older generation was simply spoiled. They swam in this stuff and watched every 70s Ardbeg and Brora rocket to oblivion in prices. While that may be a sad state of affairs, the humble and beautiful old Speyside style was, and is -mostly- forgotten about.
Maybe none of that is true, and it simply falls into my flavour preference. It matters not.
Mountain honey, milky caramel, soft and subtle florals (wildflowers), honeydew melon, dunnage and hessian. Soft and almost lowlandy. Very pretty.
Creamed honey, honeycomb, seriously - all the honeys. Beeswax, a little mint, clotted cream and biscuit. Milk chocolate, honeydew and blood orange.
Ginger honey, a little white pepper, minty wood oils, thick honey. Not overly long, but just lovely tasty stuff. There is no modern equivalent.