Ben Wyvis distillery


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The Ben Wyvis Malt Distillery only had a short specific life of just 11 years. And not even as an independent malt whiskey distillery, but as a facility within the large Northern Highland Grain Distillery Invergordon.

Ben Wyvis DistilleryOnly 11 years after it opened, the Ben Wyvis distillery was shut down again in 1976, making it one of the shortest lived distilleries in Scotland. The facility was built to produce unpeated malt whisky for the Glasgow blender Whyte & Mackay and only a small handful of independent bottlings appeared on the market as single malt whisky for sale. The distillery name is derived from the mountain Ben Wyvis.


Not to be confused with the far earlier Ben Wyvis, also known as Ferintosh, which operated between 1879 and 1926. In 1965 Invergordon adopted the name Ben Wyvis for the relatively short lived pot stills distilling within the large Invergordon Grain distillery.

Ben Wyvis factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Ben Wyvis Highlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Lost 1965 - 1977 Malt Ben Wyvis Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group

Ben Wyvis Timeline:

1959: Invergordon Grain Distillery is founded by Invergordon Distillers

1961: Invergordon goes into operation

1965: Ben Wyvis malt whisky distillery is established as a part of the Invergordon Grain Distillery complex

1976: Ceased production

1977: Distillery closed and dismantled

2004: Stills installed in Glengyle Distillery, Campbeltown

Can I tour Ben Wyvis?

No, unfortunately Ben Wyvis distillery is not open to the public for tours