Today, independent bottlers have a firm place in the range of whisky bottlings. We tell you how these bottlers came into being, which are the most important and what their future might look like.
The UAs - the Independent Bottlers - bottle single malts independently of the producing distillery under their own name. The name of the bottler is more prominent than the name of the whisky on the bottle.
The big ones include Gordon & MacPhail, Signatory Vintage, Douglas Laing and Ian MacLeod, but there are countless small ones.