Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry


Image: Des Colhoun

Image: Des Colhoun

Pronounced tomin-TOWEL

Tomintoul, often referred to as “the gentle dram”, is one of the easier to pronounce on this list. Replace the ‘oul’ with an ‘owel’ sound, and you’re there. Located in the Speyside region close to the village of Tomintoul – the highest on the region – the distillery was founded in 1965 and is today part of the Angus Dundee Distillers portfolio. Tomintoul is becoming more and more renowned for its single malt offer – don’t miss its lesser-known peated expression, bottled as Old Ballantruan.

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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