Logistical issues continue, with two bottlings absent - 3.302 and R8.3. Hopefully they're not completely lost to us and will turn up eventually.
There are three excellent drinks on this list: the sweet, fruity Balmenach; the floral and delicate Glen Grant, and the delightful C4.1 cognac. A cognac as one of my picks of the list? That's unexpected, but well deserved!
Standards didn't slip because of the other spirits, despite some people's fears. And I quite enjoyed trying all the cognacs and rums - it was an interesting change of scenery. I hope we manage to get more rums and cognacs in future.