Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pronunciation

How do you say "Laphroaig", "Glen Morangie" or even "Lagavulin".  I remember my first tasting of Laphroaig took placed in a bar.  I saw the bottle sitting on the shelf, and I knew I wanted to try it.  However, I had no clue on how to pronounce the name.  I pointed to the bottle and grunted to the bartender instead.  Not my smoothest moments.

To save you the embarrassment that I experienced, I came across this nifty website that contains the pronunciation of some of the most commonly used words in the world of scotch.  Now, you know how to ask for a glass of "Cragganmore" the next time you are in a bar.  For extra bonus points, throw in the Scottish accent too!

http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jhb/whisky/pronounc.html

You stay classy, fellow readers.

62 comments:

  1. Thanks for the protip chris.

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  2. 10/10 post christopher

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  3. Your blog is teh lulz brah, strong scotch addict. Love how you describe stuff (no-homo)


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  4. lol, that is difficult to pronounce
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  5. now we can sound classy when we ask for drinks :D

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  6. Now I'll be a pro whenever I ask for some drinks

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  7. thanks for the protip, i'll keep it in mind for my next night with sean connery ;)

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  8. Very handy. Would make a good iphone app.

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  9. This is pretty good information, thanks for sharing.

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  10. i learned these when i was training to be a bartender. they are some weird pronunciations.

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  11. This is useful, now I won't look like an idiot, lol.

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  12. useful tips!!
    reminds me of people in greece who don't know how to pronounce famous designer names and it's so funny!!

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  13. Oh wow. Thanks for this bro.
    You're really helping us Scotch Casuals a lot lately.

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  14. Should put the 'Disaronno' embarrassment behind me.

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  15. I can pronounce all of these, we used to sell them in the shop I worked in!

    oh and i'm Scottish haha
    x

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  16. This is an amazing blog. I really appreciate all the info on Scotch.

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  17. I dislike people who don't punctuate.

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  18. I prefer cham-pagin, not champagne.

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  19. I have to say I am truly impressed with your knowledge about this stuff.
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  20. This will come in handy when I pretend to know about scotch lol

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  21. This link is a nice find. :)
    I had the same problem with beers. Whilst testing Belgian brews, I had no idea how to pronunciate the names. I'd usually simply ask the bartender; they never seemed to mind and were happy to help.

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  22. Thanks for this! Will help for sure :P At least to tease other people who don't know XD

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  23. Going to use this new knowlege to make it seem like i know what im doing lol. Following and supporting.

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  24. Thanks! I'm horrible at pronunciation.

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  25. Glen Morangie sounds just like it's spelled? I would have never thought...I've been making fun of people all these years haha.

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  26. Now I will be like fancy and shit

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  27. Good to know. I think it'd be funny if people just pronounced them however they thought they should be pronounced though. XD

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  28. One can only hope that you had been drinking some and rely on that as a reason for Neanderthal-like grunts.

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  29. sweet, down for sum haggis and scotch

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  31. sweet find - I've always struggled as well with the scot's pronunciation

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  32. I forgot about that site. Thanks for the reminder. I find it's best just to stick with easy names like Ardbeg and Talisker...

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  33. Useful link.
    Some drinks to have really hard names.

    I've been thinking about trying scotch for the first time.
    Any recommendations?

    ~Showing support to my fellow bloggers.

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  34. It's always nice when someone's helps me to prevent acting like an ass. :)

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  35. Awesome now I won't sound like an idiot if I ever need to say the names of these. Thanks

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  37. awesome website you got there, I added it to my bookmark.

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  38. Don't feel bad... I still have no idea how to pronounce Mila Kunis.

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  39. so i guess i learned a new word today.

    NICE.

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  40. It's a good job that you're doing. I am impressed.

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  41. Go ahead and try to pronounce this: Té Bhéag

    It's pronounced: Che (like Guevara) Vek

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