Ben Wyvis 1968 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Decanter
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
50 ml 50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 jul 2009 9:45 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2216.23

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30 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Wyvis 1968 SV

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.12 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A couple of years ago I thought I had tasted the last Ben Wyvis of my life. That has not been the case. This is another one of Signatory. From the bottle at Dornoch Castle.
    • Nose
      Starts with a lot of woodiness of cedar and newly-sharpened pencils. Also flowery notes of freesias and rhododendrons. Later on more maltiness and cereal. Dried fruits of figs and dates at the background;
    • Taste
      Taste is much better than the so-so nose. Quite punchy with lots of butterscotch and toffee. Sticky toffee pudding. Spices of carraway and cumin. It's all very fudgy with a full mouth texture and an enjoyable waxiness.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Black pepper and a little clove.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Built within the Invergordon grain distillery complex to meet the increasing demand for its blended whisky, the Ben Wyvis distillery operated for only 11 years before being dismantled, the related buildings subsequently demolished. Glengyle distillery received its stills.

    N: I wish every whisky shared these kind of qualities. Let’s start with some descriptors that will, I’m sure, expand to more generalised and even emotional responses. Desirably bourbon-aged spirit with a farmy touch and honeyed tropical fruits galore - softly crystalised. After all those fruits we’ve sugar cream in the main, equalled by lemon sherbet [Nick], sweet hay, and later, a metallic/metal workshop note [Chris]. Reading Serge’s notes after making my own, his was a rather different experience, but for me it’s a great start.
    T: Initially, no words, only joyful murmurs. Though the arrival is slightly edgy, there’s no denying the splendid age-soaked development that follows. After some forgiving prickles we get to reap the rewards of long & slow maturation from a superb bourbon cask. I wouldn’t say it’s salivating exactly, but with unmistakable brilliance, the dunnage-y, bourbon-honeyed golden barley juice simply flows. Such consolidated subtle richness [31 years in cask and 18 more in glass], provokes feelings that touch upon the imaginary realm most certainly.
    F: Gently fades, seemingly to nothing - but wait! Subtle Bere barley & honeyed hay notes linger before the cleanest sweet & soft witch hazel finish.
    C: Tasted around my piano before moving on to my very modest [6x4], warped snooker table [due to toast aromas from the kitchen - ideal conditions I tell you], my lasting memory of this whisky was less about specifics and more generally of a wonderfully memorable experience, helped in part by the rarity of the juice and even more so, the company, time & place.[Many thanks to Nick for grabbing 3cl at Old & Rare from the Dornoch brothers].

    Scores a B+

  3. Smitty64 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Expensive sample but great and really rare!


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