Lowland / sounds nice, pleasant, not too complex, grassy, floral, adapted ...
All this is not the 24 year old Glenkinchie.
57.2% - and you notice that too. But: they form a successful framework to allow the otherwise perhaps too fleeting notes to come into their own with the usual 40%.
A noticeable effect occurs here with prolonged oxidation ... A dram from a freshly opened bottle quickly appears unbalanced, hard, a little aggressive. Similar to a good, high-quality Barolo or Brunello, “air” works wonders here. If you give him time, the dram gradually develops into a harmonious, extremely complex total work of art, which may seem a little too lovely in the finish for some (and that without aging in Sauterna barrels ...), but even with heavy red wines such as Australian Syrah's wonderfully harmonized.
A whisky that can certainly be enjoyed on its own, as its delicate complexity is quickly silenced by intense sherry bombs or the smoker fraction, despite the alcohol content.
Given the prices to be paid for extremely mediocre Macallans or naturally selected rosebanks, I would personally describe the price-performance ratio of this whisky as absolutely ok.
A tip: pour out the first 6 drams - (with a lot of time), let the bottle rest for 6 months ... - and every further dram is just fun ...