Top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands pt. 2

6th April, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

The struggle goes on for non-Gaelic speaking Scotch lovers – tongue-tangling names of distilleries can baffle and amuse in equal measure.

Allt-à-Bhainne: a Scotch tongue twister

Allt-à-Bhainne: a Scotch tongue twister

Following on from our first batch of top 10 mispronounced Scotch brands, we thought it was time to shed some light on ten more of Scotland’s whisky brands and distilleries that can prove perplexing to pronounce.

While many of the bigger Scotch names have become established lexicon even outside of Scotch circles, there remain a number of more niche distilleries that remain unfamiliar to tongue, even if they delight on the palate.

Where is a non-Gaelic speaker to begin?

Click through the following pages to discover the next batch of hard to pronounce Scotch brands.

Think we’ve got it wrong or missed out a tricky customer? Let us know in the comments below.

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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