Georgie Crawford will be distillery manager for Elixir Distillers on Islay
The former manager of Lagavulin most recently led the reconstruction ofEllen
Georgie Crawford ends her 14 years with Diageo and joins Elixir Distillers in summer. She will be the manager of the new distillery on Islay that is being built near Port Ellen (we reported). It’s currently known as "Farkin Distillery", but this has still not been officially confirmed.
Georgie Crawford began her career in the Whisky Society in Edinburgh and then worked at Talisker, Glen Ord and Teaninich, among others. After working for many years as Lagavulin’s Distillery Manager, she took over the position of project manager for the reconstruction of Diageo's Port Ellen Distillery in mid-2018.business in 2002 at the Scotch
In the future, Georgie Crawford will be responsible for the malt that is malted on the company's own floors on the distillery site. But first she will oversee the construction of this new Islay distillery in the south of the island - not far from the Port Ellen Distillery where she is currently based.of up to one million liters of alcohol in the Farkin . The majority of this is to be produced from
Elixir Distillers were founded by Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh, who also run the Port Askaig whisky brand.Exchange and, for example, own the
Sukhinder Singh said: “Having grown up on Islay, attending school a stone’s throw from our distillery site, Crawford’s love for the island and all its distilleries is unrivalled. She not only shares our passion for Islay whisky, but also our vision for the future and I know that she will bring both exceptional expertise and a fresh approach to a new Islay .”
Image courtesy Georgie Crawford