BEN WYVIS 1965, 37 YEAR OLD FINAL CASK, 200 BOTTLES ONLY. LOCKABLE WOODEN CASE.
The Ben Wyvis distillery that began operation in 1965 was started by the Invergordon distillery, and was built on the Invergordon grain distillery complex. It was intended primarily to produce whisky for use in Invergordon blends, but did produce a very small number of single malts.
When Ben Wyvis was dismantled in 1977, the stills were saved and eventually used by the Glengyle distillery.
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.
Ben Wyvis 1965 37yo 44% 70cl, ONLY 200 BOTTLES.