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
50.6 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 jan 2009 12:19 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2892.44

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Whisky reviews for Ben Wyvis 1968 SV

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.27 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Quite interesting profile of this rather unknown distillery - very good!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honeycomb, overripe fruits, hints of solvent, vanilla, pineapple, banana, more exotic fruits, peach, little apricot, citrus fruits, cooked oranges, spices, little cinnamon, cloves - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, little creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more honey, orange peel, ripe pineapple, spices, little pepper, old books, quite some OBE - still good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, fruity, spicy, more old books and OBE

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Red berries, pineapple, coconut, lemon drops, almond, toffee, some wax, polish, cereals, might be a bit divisive but I like the complexity and find it reminiscent of some clynelish, very good.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant, mysterious. Wooden box with ripe yellow apples. Some candle wax and a hint of dust. Fresh tobacco leaves. Water mint. Mandarin peel, sweet lemons. Blossom honey, fir branches, exotic grasses. Removes incense sticks.
    • Taste
      Oily. Yellow apples, almonds, marzipan. Orange soft cakes. White pepper. Creamy dark chocolate. Assam tea, old walnuts, a hint of charred oak.

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nasal still fruity and sweet, taste rather a disappointment ... The nose starts promisingly and is wonderfully sweet and fruity, I personally lack the fruity and sweet elements of the nose, spicy wood and peppery sharpness dominate the taste and aftertaste. In the aftertaste there is a wonderfully nutty note and a little reconciliation. Having a 1968 Ben Wyvis in a glass is a great experience and honor at the same time! In terms of taste, I would award 88 points, for the overall package I would increase it to 89 points.

    23/22/22/22 (89P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber shines from the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter, isolated "legs" pull their thick and long strips back into the glass. Apples and mirabelle plums rise, dark vanilla and forest honey mix with slightly grassy and floral notes, a hint of fruity pineapple and caramelized sugar permeates the nose. A minimal glue or solvent note tickles the nose, citrus fruits mix with subtle toffee, caramel and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness meets tart and spicy wood tones with the first sip, dark spices and fresh herbs end with a pinch of black pepper, chilli and intense ginger almost biting on the tongue. A malty, dark grain note sticks to the tongue, minimally the adhesive or solvent note of the nose is also reflected in the taste, spicy and dark oak tones stick to the palate while tart grapefruit and a touch of menthol combine and refresh the palate.
    • Finish
      Tart wood tones stick to the palate, pleasant sharpness in the form of black pepper and sharp wood tingle on the tongue, old walnuts and wet leaves rest in the entire mouth area. Menthol and grapefruit are refreshingly drawn through the palate, subtly tickling the cheeks.

  5. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Interesting own notes, but never really overwhelming and, of course, no legend justice, exciting but always and delicious.
    • Nose
      Own, shortbread, crispbread, lemon drops, white grapefruit, white gummy, light honey, green apple, nettle melon, pear, candied ginger, candy
    • Taste
      Green apple, lemongrass, camphor, cardamom, green tea, pear, light malt, rose water, vanilla, light honey, has a very special leg note, oregano
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter and spicy now with malt, nuts, pepper and resin

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    So I like that. It is quite complex, you can taste the age without oak killing everything. He also has a good bite without burning, because the alcohol is well integrated. A nice mix of the supposed Brennereicharakter and the barrel influences
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, orange, spices, apple, sour fruit gummy bears, later oak
    • Taste
      Honey and vanilla, light fruits, roasted spicy oak, strong and peppery alcohol, malt,
    • Finish
      very long and slightly bitter finish with shoe polish, walnut and very late some chocolate.

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Pretty crazy thing, nice time travel, and my first from this distillery. Thanks to the donor!
    • Nose
      Wood (old, dry, dusty, gray, but somehow pleasant), gummy bears, pineapple, and a refreshing aromatic cloud of solvent (thinner / nail polish remover / glue), pretty much like it
    • Taste
      Oh, that's hard to describe ... there's a sweet-bitter complex, fat wood, but not as dry as in the nose, with chocolate syrup / cocoa, on the other side fruit bowls (again something exotic, bitter) with too hot plastic / solvents and astringent, dry culinary herbs. Marjoram. Oregano. There's a blackberry flashing up. Pepper ... A candidate for extensive chewing.
    • Finish
      long, warm, pepper, herbs, a touch of chocolate syrup ... maybe walnut ... or maple syrup

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A firm and smooth body.
    • Nose
      Slightly more vegetal. Cucumber. Fresh.
    • Taste
      Dry, cleansing  and  appetizing.
    • Finish
      Coriander seeds. Spicy notes. Peppery.

  9. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Both the nose and the palate are a bit weird. Does this make this whisky not good? No, not at all! It's actually very interesting. Rare as hen's teeth. At the WF of 2016 probably one of the last occasions to taste this whisky.
    • Nose
      Strange nose of candy sticks, cherries and strawberries. Later on more sweet pineapple and mango. Marmelade. Cut grass. Clover honey sweetness. Custard powder.
    • Taste
      Quite fresh and punchy at first sip. Oranges and tangerines intermingled with hints of peat at the background. Nice juicy grapefruit bitterness. Lemon and lime as well. Later on some woody notes. It's all very fragrant.
    • Finish
      Medium long. A little clove. Gingery. Liquorice. Green tannins. Becomes salty at the end.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Bright and fresh, vanilla, some hairspray, light fruit, slight hints of oak. Similar to the Cask 686, but less intense. The nose is OK, but lacks the complexity of the 686, including the wax and the candle. Too bad.
    Mouth: Strong, menthol, slightly alcoholic, A very interesting aroma of old oak.
    Departure: pricklend, menthol, astringent, here more oak is noticeable, as with the Cask 686. Long finish, again on oak and slight hints of peat smoke.

    Conclusion: Similar to the Cask 686 but still different. In my opinion, the barrel was slightly less active and makes the whisky less interesting than the sister barrel. Still good whisky. One suspects, however, why it does not exist anymore, because a taste revelation this is unfortunately not here. Nevertheless, a terrific view into a bygone whisky world!


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