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Overall rating
86.43/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB10427
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Decanter
Vintage
05.06.1968
Bottled
25.02.2000
Stated Age
31 years old
Casknumber
686
Number of bottles
84
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
00/176
Added on
28 Jul 2009 9:51 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1854.09

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18 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Wyvis 1968 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.43 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a welcomed dram
    • Nose
      Maritim
      ein Schluck Meerwasser im Glas
      Sherrysüße kommt wie eine leichte Welle durch die Brandung
      wow sehr schön
      mischt sich perfekt mit dem Meerwasser
      Salz und hintergründiger Rauch
      Pfeffer
      Salmiak
      Vanille
      Zitrus
      Klebernote
      dann wieder Sherrynoten
      eine echte Schnüffelnase
      immer im Wandel
    • Taste
      im Antritt scharfer, würziger Malz
      Salmiakpastillen
      auch Frucht & Vanille
      Eukalyptus
    • Finish
      Malzbonbon und Kräuter
      angenehm

  2. whiskycuse scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/ben-wyvis-19682000-signatory-vintage-cask-686/

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: fresh and light, very fruity, especially light fruits, honeydew melon, sweet, vanilla, pastry, with a dusty woody note, which one has with many old Bourbon barrel whisky, some wax and the smell of outgoing candle. I find the nose very pleasant and successful.
    Mouth: Amazingly strong, slightly sour-salty, menthol and old oak, slightly sugary, slightly tart.
    Finish: First comes the old oak, then a few bittern notes, fades out on menthol, oak and light smoky notes.

    Conclusion: One freezes, of course, in awe of the name. And it's also good whisky. The nose I find a force, the finish is also delicious, in the mouth he offers me a little too little. A wistful look into a bygone whisky world!

  4. bennythemonster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ben Wyvis, 1968 - 2000, 31 years, Cask 686, 50.1% SV Ben Wyvis, 1968 - 2000, 31 years, Cask 686, 50.1% alc.
    Bottler: Signatory Vintage
    Region: Highlands, Scotland
    Limited to 86 bottles.

    Special feature: decommissioned in 1976 and finally demolished in 1977. Very few bottlings have appeared on the market. If there is a chance to buy, then for about 1,000 € to 1,400 € in auctions, at dealers scarce 1,500 €.

    Nose: A light sherry sweet, very fruity onset. I like it right away. Raspberries and melon, some milk chocolate and other fruits alternate with licorice and salmiak. But there are also spices, some pepper, cinnamon, vanilla pods. I could spend hours smelling glass.

    Palate: More powerful than the nose, slight pungency, menthol, malt and the fruits (berries, melon, a little orchard). Eucalyptus also weighs a bit.

    Finish: long and very pleasant. A nice long, but not too strong oak note.

    Conclusion: 89/100 points (tasted 2014, about 1,500 €)
    Thanks to Markus Rosanowski
    posted on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notesofwhisky

  5. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "Bottled over a decade ago, this is a very special Signatory edition of

    Ben Wyvis, the single malt made at Whyte & Mackay`s Invergordon

    distillery for a brief period between 1965 and 1976. Almost all Ben

    Wyvis went straight for blending so this is rare indeed. Just 84 sets

    were released, each with a miniature of the spirit included in the box."
    TWE

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