Cadenhead’s bottlings show up in the US as well, and I’ve seen them at Binny’s stores in the Chicago area (yaaaaay!), and they’re quite good. I wish some of the newer American whiskey houses would style themselves as independent bottlers rather than try to cook up a BS story about “Prohibition recipes” and such.
I still regret not getting to Scotland when I went to the UK in 1999. Then again, on my way home, I picked up my very first bottle of Scotch (Aberlour) at the duty-free. That’s a classic sherried Speyside, and it was quite a nice introduction to single malts.