Ben Wyvis Distillery
One of a very small number of malt distilleries constructed within a much larger grain distillery (in this case Invergordon), most of which had relatively short lives. Invergordon started production in 1961 and Ben Wyvis (which takes its name from a local peak and an earlier distillery) commenced distilling a single non-peated Highland malt in 1965 and ran for about 11 years only. Most of the production went for blending, including in Invergordon’s many brands and those of its subsidiaries. Very little was bottled as a single malt and so its scarcity is legend. However, the Ben Wyvis we are discussing here should not be confused with the first distillery ever to use that name which operated between 1879 and 1926 in Dingwall and had no connection with the Invergordon/Ben Wyvis set-up which came much later.