Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

Auchentoshan

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Pronounced ock-en-TOSH-an

Probably the best-know dram on this list, Auchentoshan has fooled whisky fans with its ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ sounds since it was founded in 1800. Its name translates as “the field of the corner”, with the liquid also known as “Glasgow’s Malt Whisky” due to its close proximity to the city. Auchentoshan is today owned by Beam Suntory and is the only distillery in Scotland to use a triple distillation method in production. The distillery has released a plethora of single malts and is now making headway in the global travel retail channel.

One Response to “Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2”

  1. John says:

    It is pronounced “ault a vanya”. In gaelic “bainne” (‘banya’) Is milk. “A’ bhainne” is the genitive form meaning ‘of the milk’. The ‘e’ at the end of the word has to be pronounced. Bear in mind that there are few gaelic speakers now in moray so it’s likely to be mispronounced. Name is taken from the adjacent burn.

    Oidhche mhath, john

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