History

Sukhinder Singh and Rajbir Singh, co-founders and owners of Elixir Distillers, will tell you they started in the drinks industry aged just two and four years old.

1971

Sukhinder and Rajbir's parents became the first Asians in the UK to be granted a liquor licence and opened what became an award-winning off-licence in north-west London.

Sukhinder started collecting miniatures in the mid-1980s before progressing to full-size bottles a few years later. By the mid-1990s, he was one of the largest collectors of whisky in the world.

1999

Sukhinder and his brother Rajbir found The Whisky Exchange, one of the first online whisky specialist retailers and now one of the most important drinks retailers in the world.

2000

Sukhinder bottles his first cask of whisky. His passion drove him to seek out the most exceptional casks of single malts and bottle them under a new brand: The Single Malts of Scotland.

2006

The Elements of Islay range is launched as a way to introduce great Islay whisky to customers young and old.

2009

Port Askaig is launched as a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people.

2011

Black Tot Navy Rum is launched – a unique rum that represents the culmination of more than 300 years of Royal Naval rum tradition.

2017

The independent bottling arm of the business, previously known as Speciality Drinks, is renamed Elixir Distillers. Henceforth, it will serve as the home for the creation, blending, bottling and international sales for all spirits created by the company.