Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry


Image: Andrew Wood

Image: Andrew Wood

Pronounced: glen-TOCK-ers

They say it’s not difficult when you know how, but to the uninitiated, the ‘auch’ in Glentauchers can mislead. The Pernod Ricard-owned distillery produces a lighter-style malt used in blends such as Ballantine’s. Glentauchers was founded in 1898, saw significant expansion in the 1960s, but was mothballed from the mid 1980s until 1992. We’re pleased the distillery is back – while single malt bottlings are the mainstay of independent bottlers, the liquid is deserving of a try.

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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