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Ben Wyvis 1972 Duty Paid Sample 50cl

Lot: 5079252

Ben Wyvis 1972 Duty Paid Sample 50cl

Winning Bid: £625

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ben Wyvis
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Duty Free Sample
Bottle Size: 
50cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Ben Wyvis 1972 Duty Paid Sample 50cl 

A unique opportunity to own a small part of the Scotch whisky industry that never went on sale to the general public. 

Ben Wyvis is one of the shortest-lived distilleries of the modern age, constructed within the Invergordon grain complex in 1965. Invergordon was built just four years earlier, and both were tasked with providing fillings for the Whyte & Mackay blend which was soaring in popularity at the time. Ben Wyvis was a malt distillery, producing an unpeated new make. The expanding distillery portfolio of Invergordon Distillers later that decade, inlcuding the building of Tamnavulin and acquisition of Bruichladdich, left Ben Wyvis surplus to requirements. It was demolished after just 11 years of production, and very few single malt bottlings have ever been produced.

This sample was drawn from single cask #1061 which contained whisky that was distilled in 1972. 

Alongside the sample is a small note from the Whyte & Mackay Group which has been signed by Master Distiller, Richard Paterson.

NOTE: The plastic seal covering the stopper has fully split and therefore this sample is unsealed. Every effort has been made by Whisky Auctioneer to verify that the sample is authentic.

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