So now that I've gone through a few rounds of the major scotch distilleries' standard bottlings, my interest is starting to turn towards offerings by independent bottlers like Chieftan, Signatory, Gordon & MacPhail, Douglas & Hunter Laing, Samaroli, SMWS, etc.,
Have you guys had much experience with IB's? Do some IB's have better barrels from certain distilleries due to some personal or business arrangements? Or is it all a crapshoot?
Any info to help me get an overview of the landscape would be very instructive & appreciated.