Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry


Teaninich ctedit Andrew Wood WEB

Image: Andrew Wood

Pronounced: teen-IN-ik

Teaninich’s pronunciation is all a case of emphasis: keep the stress on the middle syllable and all is well. Interesting in function as well as etymology, Teaninich was built without a mash tun, most likely due to a shortage to barley when it was first constructed in 1817. Today a nifty mash filter is operational, which, in combination with a hammer mill, does away with the need for a tun at the Diageo-owned site. The distillery has released a 12YO expression as part of the Flora and Fauna series, and a number of independents release bottlings from time to time.

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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