I have purchased my yearly bottle of Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick's Day. This year it is Kilbeggan. I first had it over the Holidays at Chateau Elan Resort, and at that time I wasn't overly impressed. Seemed very light, in both color and flavor. The bottle I just purchased has new packaging (very attractive BTW), the color of the whiskey seems a much darker hue, and the flavor is much more robust. As a matter of fact, the flavor is outstanding! Very fruity, and thicker than I remember from earlier. I look forward to comparing it to my other Irish bottles this coming weekend. For now, I think it will stand up very favorably. Can anyone tell me if there has been any change in Kilbeggan recently, other than the packaging?