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Importing barrels of Scotch

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Hey there,

I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for researching this topic. Is there an avenue for an independent bottler DSP in the US to buy barrels directly from Scottish distilleries or from Scottish independent bottlers? Are there any companies in the US already doing this?

I know I've seen some US retailers (Binnys, K&L) end up with their own barrel of Scotch through various means (usually through Signatory or another Scotch indie), but I'm more interested in a bottler in the US filling up part of its warehouse with barrels of Scotch that it will bottle independently when ready.

Hope that makes sense. Thanks!
JD

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Most of the bulk brokerages bring in malt whiskey from Scotland, and I can think of at least 6 US distilleries (and probably more if I worked at it) that bottle whiskey originally from Scotland (either blended with their own spirit, or not). However, to be labelled Scotch it needs to bottled in Scotland so if you wanted to work as an independent bottler in the US you would have to great creative in your labeling (https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1178086    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/gonzalez-byass/nomad-outland-whisky/    etc) . 

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Does anyone have a name or two of brokers in the US with peated distillate for sale?

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Think Brindiamo Group would have access to some barrels for you?  They are apparently pretty responsive.

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