Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry


Knockdu distillery Anne Burgess WEB

Image: Anne Burgess

Pronounced: a-NOCK

Produced at Knockdhu Distillery, the ‘C’ in at the centre of anCnoc is silent, with the emphasis falling on the second syllable. Located on Speyside’s Eastern frontier and founded in 1893, Knockdhu is another whisky production site with a chequered past. Closed from 1983 until 1988, when it was purchased by Inver House Distillers, anCnoc was chosen as the single malt brand name to differentiate it from the nearby, well-established Knockando whisky. anCnoc’s core expressions include 12YO and 16YO releases, in addition to peated variants.

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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