One of the many challenges in learning to like Scotch whisky is learning to pronounce the names. Scotch Gaelic pronunciation is not obvious to Americans (to this one, anyway!). So in all my pages where I describe distilleries, I try to include a pronunciation guide in the event that it isn’t obvious how to pronounce the name.
I don’t provide a pronunciation guide for Dalmore or Macallan or Highland Park or many others that aren’t particularly Gaelic names. That would be insulting. 🙂 But Bruichladdich? Glen Garioch? (It’s so not what you’d think!) Kilchoman? Bunnahabhain? Those (and many others) get what I think are helpful hints to pronouncing the names of Scotch whiskies.
I would appreciate it if you’d suggest better guidance regarding the sounds associated with the names of these distilleries if you don’t think I did a good enough job.