Ben Wyvis

   

Ben Wyvis distillery was founded by Invergordon in 1965 and was located alongside their Invergordon grain whisky complex in Ross-shire.

Sadly, the distillery was very short-lived as it was closed in 1976-77 and later dismantled.

The Ben Wyvis stills are now enjoying their second life producing Kilkerran spirit at Springbank's Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown.

Distillery photo with kind permission by Teimei Horiuchi

 
 

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Ben Wyvis, Signatory, 31y, 5.6.1968-25.2.2000, 51% ABV

One of 191 decanters

Typical cost of this bottle; (Now a rarity / collectible)

 
 

Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Yellow (9ct) gold

Nose: Initially very light and gently perfumed. This reminds me of a certain Yves Saint Laurent after shave I used about 30 years ago. After some minutes the perfume fades to be replaced by a quite floral leafiness, which in turn makes me think of a grassy green tea.

Palate: Very vibrant and not so perfumed, but it does exhibit a floral grassiness. The green tea has now been replaced by a suggestion of coffee. It's also lightly fruity with a light pepperiness.

Finish: Long with peppery grasses.

Overall Impression: I'm surprised, I'm also impressed. Shame about the price or I'd love to get my hands on a case of this.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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