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Elixir Distillers Profile
London-based Elixir Distillers is an independent bottler specialising in whisky, predominantly Scotch but also Japanese, Irish and American whiskies.
Owned by the people behind The Whisky Exchange, Elixir Distillers serves as the home for the creation, blending, bottling and international sales for all spirits created by the company.
The company’s three core whisky brands are Elements of Islay, Port Askaig and The Single Malts of Scotland, while it also bottles navy rum under the Black Tot brand.
The Single Malts of Scotland range provides independent bottlings of vintage single malt Scotch from many distilleries and at a variety of ages.
The Elements of Islay are a collection of Islay malt whiskies, the inspiration for which is rooted in traditional medical laboratory labels and packaging. The range is bottled from small batches of casks, with each label depicting the distillery’s ‘Element’ symbol alongside a batch number, for example Lp1 for Laphroaig. In 2016, a small batch blended malt was introduced called Peat, bottled at 45% abv and cask strength.
Port Askaig – the name of a port on the island’s east coast, and not a distillery – comprises the no-age-statement Cask Strength expression, along with an eight-year-old. Each year limited edition aged expressions are added to the range.
Elixir Distillers currently exports its products to over 20 international markets.
Elixir Distillers History
Elixir Distillers was established as Speciality Drinks in 1999 by brothers Sukhinder and Raj Singh, who also launched the Whisky Exchange retail website in the same year. The Whisky Exchange offers more than 4,000 products and has become one of the internet’s leading specialist retailers of fine spirits and liqueurs.
Speciality Drinks first began to release whiskies under The Single Malts of Scotland banner in 2005. The following year saw the launch of the Elements of Islay range, while Port Askaig was introduced later in 2009.
The company changed its name to Elixir Distillers in 2017.