A few days later i've tasted it with one of my whisky-mates and it made both of us very happy. Don't know if they used colouring at the time, but you can easily recognise the sherry-influence in this whisky. 8y old may not seem a lot but the casks they used to create this blend had to be realy active! A warming, spicy, powerful whisky with a long lingering taste, not peaty but it has a little smoke, tobacco. Such a great dram!