That's good news for your wallet, if you prefer the old 18y to the old 25y. Anyway it's a pitty that the new owners Suntory changed their production to fine oak. It's a matter of cost, sherry casks are much more expensive than bourbon casks. They should have kept up a small production of the sherry version. It's like if Chateau Yquem changed their production from sweet Sauternes to dry Chablis.