Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

Allt-à-Bhainne

Image: Ingo Wölbern

Image: Ingo Wölbern

Pronounced: Olter-VEIN

Allt-à-Bhainne roughly translates into English as ‘milk burn’ – but no need for concern, the whisky is far from sour. A real workhorse distillery mostly fuelling Chivas Regal, the opportunity to taste a single malt expression should not be passed up. The site was built in 1975 as one of the most modern distilling sites of its time. Briefly mothballed from 2003-05, the distillery was brought back into operation as demand for the blend increased.

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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