A friend of mine is moving off to NYC, so I had him over for dinner... We are currently enjoying a Macallan tasting of 18, 25 and 30. This is the 4th time I have done this tasting with friends and each time I come to the same conclusion: love the 18 and 30, hate the 25. Don't get me wrong, when I am simply sipping on 25, I enjoy it, but when I put it side-by-side with the other two, I see how much it is lacking.
The 18 and 30 are incredibly complex, with multiple layers of oily charred smokiness, orange zest and spices... The 25 is just so damn effeminate, with too much sherry overpowering everything, and dominating on both the nose and palate.