Whisky of all ages and prices were distilled for one reason - for drinking. I personally open each bottle the moment it arrives, and even if I only try a drop, it gives me an insight as to what the whisky tastes like, and what mood it would suit. If you have never tried them, you may not recognise the moment a particular malt would suit a particular moment.
Bear in mind, the Scotch isn't going to go off once opened, so dive in and start enjoying.
'Scotch Malt Whisky Society' member