Thanks Wayne, those are very kind words. You are correct there was a #8. I've not had it but my hunch is this was labeling slight of hand to evoke exactly that impression. WT101 did used to be 8 years old. While there is no current age statement the assumption would be it is no longer as old as eight years validating your point.
However, age statements are often removed to give the distiller more flexibility (not necessarily to just allow age reduction across the board) in selecting the whisky to include in a bottle. If the bottle says it's 8 yo then the youngest whisky must be no less 8 years old. There may indeed be 8 yo whisky included in the current WT101. It may all be 8 yo. But since it doesn't say that, all you can do is assume.
Regardless, it's very good. Would I like to know the distilling proof, the barreling proof and the age of the whisky? Yes, I would. But the ultimate challange is taste. Does it taste the way you want it to and is it priced fairly? If so, enjoy.