Nothing as impressive as Longboarder's tasting (your SiL married well and at least I have both your second place finishers), but some recent value and summer selections.
I had drunk up a lot of my standard single malts and was having a hard time paying $15-20 more to replace them, so researched a bit to see what I could get that might be as good, but cost less. Mostly hits with a miss or two, with the hits being
Compass Box The Spice Tree
Benromach 10 (light peat a la HP)
GlenGoyne Cask Strength 58.8%
Bourbon is always a much easier value proposition, with recent newbies being
Very Old Barton 90 prf
Old Ezra 7 Barrel Strength 58.5% (Heaven Hill juice)
Elijah Craig barrel pick (hadn't had the regular 94 prf in some time but this was really nice)
Given the FL summer, I moved my Islays off the shelf to make room for the above and some new rum.
Barbancourt 5 Star 8 year (the cognac of rum)
Foursquare 2004 59% (I add a fair amount of water to this)
I’ve been wanting to try the Old Ezra 7 yr but can’t find it in NC. If you are ever in the Raleigh area we can arrange a tasting.