Elixir Distillers confirms plans for new distillery on Islay

The co-founder of Elixir Distillers, Sukhinder Singh, has confirmed his intentions to build a new distillery on Islay, joining the likes of Ardbeg, Bruichladdich and Laphroaig who already occupy the island.

Singh confirmed the plans at a public consultation, held at Ramsay Hall in Port Ellen on 25 April.

The company, whose brands include Elements of Islay and Port Askaig, have secured a plot near the water’s edge close to Port Ellen.

They are due to submit a planning application following the public consultation. Provided that this gains approval, building could start as early as 2019 with distilling starting in 2020.

Singh added: Some of the world’s most amazing drams come from Islay. Their unique style combined with the special character of the island meant there was never any question that we wouldn’t choose Islay to build our distillery.

“As soon as I saw the distillery site I fell in love with it. It’s on the holy grail of whisky roads, passing Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries on the way to Kidalton Cross. Plus it’s in the town of Port Ellen, which as a collector of Port Ellen single malt, has a special meaning. It was just too good to resist”.

Singh is also the brains behind The Whisky Exchange which he co-founded with his brother Rajbir in 1999. The independent bottle arm of the business, Speciality Drinks, was renamed Elixir Distillers in 2017 and now serves as the creator, blender, bottler and international sales agent for all spirits created by the company.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Managed On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Events Sales Executive

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Head of Sales

London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Field based - London or surrounding area


5th Nov 2018

Exploring Beaujolais Wines Across The Years & Appellations

Manchester,United Kingdom
6th Nov 2018

Pink Rosé Festival

7th Feb 2019
Click to view more

Rioja Masters 2018

Deadline : 26th October 2018

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline : 1st November 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more