Looking at the list of exhibitors, it's looking more healthy now, well on a declining par with previous couple of years (after the rot had set in).
However can Pippa or whoever clarify a few of the names:
You have Chivas Bros and Longmorn listed. Will they have two separate stands, or is this a little double counting!
Glenmorangie but no Ardbeg. Or is the Glenmo stand going to include Ardbeg?
Diageo (masterclasses) - are they only doing a masterclass - so no classic malts stand?
Will Bowmore and Yamazaki have separate stands (as implied by your list), or will it be a scrum to get to them like last year.
No Mackmyra - just when it was starting to taste interesting
No Gordon & MacPhail
No Berry Bros
No Whyte and Mackay - no JURA (and no Richard Paterson with his generous measures of evil peaty stuff), no Dalmore
Or are there lots of exhibitors waiting in the wings dithering over whether they can afford the exhibition fees, and work with the latest evolution of the imposed "tokens" condition.
Whisky Live Belgium looks much better:http://www.whisky-live.be/exposantsen.html
Highland Park, Bruichladdich, Dalmore, Berry Bors, Arran, Laphroaig etc.