London-based Speciality Drinks is the brainchild of brothers Sukhinder and Raj Singh. With nearly fifty years of experience in the drinks business between them and a passion for fine spirits, they went online in 1999 with the launch of The Whisky Exchange, a site which has grown to become the web’s No.1 specialist retailer of whisky & other fine spirits and liqueurs, with a range of over 4000 products available online at any one time. In 2012-13 profits at Speciality Drinks reached £6m on £34.8m sales.
Ages: 46 and 42
Activity: Online retail
Latest turnover: £35m
Five-year rise in turnover: 169%
No. of employees: 61
Five-year rise in employment: 144%