About Us

About Us

Speciality Drinks is the premier supplier of whiskies, spirits and champagnes to the on trade.

We work with more than 1,000 of the best bars, restaurants and hotels across the UK and overseas, from the smallest pop-up bars to large international groups.

The company was founded in 1999 by Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh, the owners of the world's no.1 whisky and spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange.

We are a family-owned-and-operated business, and have always focused on exceptional service, sharing our passion for great drinks and introducing new producers and categories to the on trade.

Our Range

We offer a superb selection of whiskies, spirits, champagnes and vermouths, ranging from famous big brands to the most micro of micro-producers. We also stock the largest selection of old and rare whiskies and spirits in the UK.

Our list contains the best examples of Scotch whisky, including many exclusives, as well as the biggest selection of Japanese, American, Irish and world whisky in the UK.

As well as whisky, we stock more than 5,000 spirits, champagnes and vermouths, including hundreds of cognacs, rums, gins and tequilas.

  • 3000+ Whiskies

    3000+ Whiskies

    Our list contains over 3,000 Scotch whiskies, including many exclusives, alongside the biggest selection of Japanese, American, Irish and world whisky in the UK.

  • 5000+ Spirits

    5000+ Spirits

    Our list focuses on the very best producers from each spirit category and new, exciting categories and brands.

Expert Advice

  • Training Sessions

    Training Sessions

    We offer nationwide bespoke trainings on all whisky and spirit categories, as well as sessions at the private bar at our London head office.

  • Spirits Consultancy

    Spirits Consultancy

    We offer a consultancy service to bars, restaurants and hotels on spirits and cocktail-list creation, and bespoke advice for independents, groups and prestige accounts.

  • Account Managers

    Account Managers

    Every customer benefits from a dedicated account manager offering impartial and expert advice across the world of spirits.

  • Meet the Brands

    Meet the Brands

    We have unrivalled access to brand owners, ambassadors and leading industry figures.


Annual Tasting

Raising the Back Bar 2020

Speciality Drinks’ annual portfolio tasting ‘Raising the Back Bar’ will return in 2020. Date and venue to be confirmed.

Learn More

Trade Day at The Whisky Show

Trade Day at The Whisky Show 2019

There will be no trade day this year at The Whisky Show, but we do have limited spaces available for the trade for Sunday 29 September.
Please contact your Account Manager or email us at [email protected] for details.
The trade day will return in 2020!

Whisky Cocktail Classic

Whisky Cocktail Classic 2019

Applications are now open for our annual cocktail competition. For more information on how to apply, please contact your Account Manager or email us at [email protected].

Our Services

  • Reliable Delivery

    Reliable Delivery

    Our fleet of vans and couriers provide quick, efficient delivery you can count on across the UK and worldwide

  • Customer Service

    Customer Service

    Contact our specialist on-trade customer service team from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm for anything you need

  • SDL Warehouse

    SDL Warehouse

    We store 100% of our stock under our own supervision in our own warehouse in optimum conditions

Speciality Drinks Group

The Speciality Drinks Group is the parent company of Speciality Drinks trade division and boasts a number of drinks businesses within its portfolio. These include the company's retail arm The Whisky Exchange, and its brand creation and independent bottler, Elixir Distillers.

  • The Whisky Exchange

    Founded in 1999, The Whisky Exchange is the leading global retailer of whiskies and fine spirits with an award-winning online shop stocking over 8,000 products and flagship stores in London’s Covent Garden and Fitzrovia.

  • Elixir Distillers

    Elixir Distillers is a creator, blender and bottler of fine spirits. Their core brands are Port Askaig, Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Black Tot rum. They are also renowned for their bottlings of legendary Karuizawa whisky.