My understanding is that the Macallan 25yo Red Box (identical in shape and size to the Macallan 30yo Blue Box) came after the Wooden Boxes. I am guessing around 2003 maybe a year or two before. All the Macallan 25s that were in the stores where I lived up until the recent new Macallan packaging were in the red box. I have seen the 25yo at auctions that were in the wooden boxes but these were bottled pre-2000. Not sure if there may be regional differences in the packaging. Hope this helps.