Ben Wyvis 1965

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Very Rare Limited Edition
Stated Age
37 years old
Oak Cask
Number of bottles
44.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 jan 2011 1:50 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5891.19

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40 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Wyvis 1965

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.79 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The old, noble mole, a complex and complex aroma, a dense taste that hardly has enough strength for a full-fledged development, a long and developing aftertaste and many, many fine tasty and juicy "furniture" oak; not a masterpiece, but the highest league certainly.
    • Nose
      Open, calm, the first nose is a damp oak, vanilla; wood of noble species, lemon peel, mineral notes, confectionery tones - profiteroles with condensed milk, oil cream; vanilla, thinner, freshly prepared board, juicy green pomelo, a little grease-oil shades - cracklings, cooled oil after frying, old fat; lemonade, stone dust, mineral water, weak flower motifs, propolis, very deep and complex.
    • Taste
      Tight, fresh, spicy oak, lacquer, sweet pepper-ginger wave, lemon peel, dried herbs, bitter wormwood, charred branches, burnt biscuits, engine oil.
    • Finish
      Spicy, oak-varnished, burnt caramel, wormwood, stout, charred fried onions, orange peel, grapefruit crust, light metal sour.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A drier firm body.
    • Nose
      More perfumed. Mint. Leafy. Complex.
    • Taste
      Toasted pine nuts. Smoky. Roasted vegetables. 
    • Finish
      Very crisp dryness.

  3. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbs, honey, vanilla, flowery, buttery, mint, rosewater
    • Taste
      Rich, full, creamy, herbs, barley sweet, oaky, delicate
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, herbs, bitter, cereals, oaky, sweet

  5. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not easy to notice such whisky without the blind drink. We forgive him many faults when we know its rarity, but the nose had really good qualities. A whisky that does not disappoint if you taste it for its originality.
    • Nose
      very expressive, a lot of orange at first, a little grapefruit too, some floral / vegetal notes (bark?), beeswax, some honey, maybe a slight OBE side with a fade aromas that gives it a lot of class, then more and more marked by the barrel with a lot of spices and wood, a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      sweet, but good size for 44%, very thick texture, we find orange, honey, and a very marked side of bourbon as on an old grain whisky, a lot of wood / spices / vanilla, but mostly spices.
    • Finish
      medium length, very spicy and woody.

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose is very nice and complex, but taste is too woody and spicy for me. Probably the last Ben Wyvis I'll able to taste in my life....
    • Nose
      Flowery, delicate sweetness, beeswax, marzipan, honey and vanilla. A little bit perfume as well.
    • Taste
      Oaky with a sharp edge. Liquorice and some spice later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long, bitterness.

  7. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Ben Wyvis distillery was closed in 1976, just eleven years after it had opened as part of Whyte & Mackay`s Invergordon complex. Only a handful of bottlings have ever been released, of which this is perhaps the most interesting. Having bottled what was believed to be the last casks of Ben Wyvis in 1999 under the name `The Final Resurrection`, Whyte & Mackay were somewhat taken aback to discover that one more cask did in fact exist in their warehouses. Unfortunately it belonged to someone else, but the twist came when it was discovered that the owner had defaulted on their storage fees. The cask was therefore repossessed and this is the bottling that resulted - probably the very last bottling from one of the shortest-lived distilleries in Scotland. A true collector`s item. TWE


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