The 2010 (9 years old) and this 2008 (7 years old) are very much alike. They are both incredibly good whisky's for a fair price.
The 2008 is more 'direct', but has more sherry cask influences making it a bit sweeter. If I had to choose I would go for the 2010. Just because it has this extra bit of depth that comes with the additional 2 years of age.