quote:Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Maybe the 25 was an old sherry-cask version and the 18 was a "fine-oak" aka Bourbon wood version ?
Given your explanation, the 25 certainly was an older bottling, a 25y fine oak certainly doesn't taste like sherry.
Hi Moselle, all were the older designates. When Macallan was making the move towards the Fine Oak like, I picked up 3 bottles each of the traditional bottling. I have tried the Fine Oak styles, but tend to favor the more traditional Macallan style, although I do keep a bottle of the 18 and 25 FO around the house.
The 25 FO I enjoy more than the older style, although the 18 I highly prefer the older bottling.