On the whisky forum I go to I havent seen any North Americans mentioning it. Sometimes my province is the first to get things and its used as a test market. LCBO is the single biggest alcohol purchaser in the world.
There are some that complain about many younger whiskies. Sometimes peat and smoke can mask a younger whisky of its immature vegetal notes. If you notice most whiskies after around 12 years start losing their peat strength and other notes develop.
Others simply pass on the younger bottlings because they believe that they are overpriced for what they are. Not that they are bad whiskies but because the new distillery is using the releases to generate at least some income while waiting for most of their 12 and 18s to mature.
It could be a good one like the reviews indicate. When Ardbeg opened back up and started with their Very Young, Jim Murray rated it well for a young whisky. Michael Jackson rated many really young whiskies high.