Founded in 1965
Ben Wyvis was located in the northern Highlands, near the town of Dingwall, about 15 miles northeast of Inverness.

The Ben Wyvis Distillery only lived for 11 years, from 1965 through 1977. There was a previous distillery of the same name in Dingwall, that operated from 1879 through 1926, but nothing from the older distillery was saved.

With such a short pedigree, there is not much to tell about Ben Wyvis. It is documented that most of their production went into blended Scotch Whiskies. But they also preserved a bit of their output each year, for special issues of a single malt and for some independent bottlers. 

In fact you can, to this very day, buy bottles of the single malt on the second hand market. They are actively  traded and coveted by collectors. Every once in a while someone pops up with an old cask in an aging warehouse, that was purchased from their inventory when the facility was closed.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Ben Wyvis taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Ben Wyvis Scotch. It's based on all Ben Wyvis drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Ben Wyvis before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Invergordon Distillers
  • Type
    Single malt
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After the closing of Ben Wyvis, Invergordon Distillery offered a single malt "named after" Ben Wyvis, and sold it for a retail price of £20. Someone actually placed a bottle into an auction, hoping to capitalize on the confusion. It sold for £360. The outraged attendees eventually forced them to reverse the sale.
There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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