Whisky Pronunciation Guide

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The last thing you want is to risk the embarrassment of ordering a bunny-ha-ban when you mean Bunnahabhain.

It’s true that for non-Scots the names of whiskies can be a bit of a mouthful. Thankfully the good folks from the online pronunciation dictionary, Forvo, are here to help!

Enjoy our whisky pronunciation guide. Click on each word below for a link to it’s pronunciation.



Highland Whisky Pronunciation

Aberfeldy   AnCnoc   Ardmore  Balblair   Blair Athol  Ben Nevis

Clynelish   Dalmore   Dalwhinnie  Edradour  Fettercairn

Glencadam   Glendronach Glengoyne   Glenmorangie   Glenturret

Glen Garioch    Loch Lomond  The Macallan

McClelland  Mortlach   Oban   Old Pulteney

Royal Lochnagar  Singleton  Teaninich   Tomatin   Tullibardine



Arran  Highland Park   Jura   Scapa    Talisker   Tobermory



Aberlour   Allt-a-Bhainne   Auchroisk   Balmenach

Benromach  Balvenie   Cardhu    Craigellachie

Cragganmore   Dufftown   The Glenlivet

Glenfiddich   Glen Grant   Glenfarclas  Glen Moray

Glenrothes    Knockando

The Macallan   Mortlach   Newtonmore

Strathisla   Tamnavulin   Tomintoul




Ardbeg  Bowmore  Bruichladdich  Bunnahabhain

Caol Ila    Kilchoman   Lagavulin   Laphroaig




Ailsa Bay  Annandale  Auchentoshan

Bladnoch   Eden Mill   Glenkinchie



Bonus points!

  • 53 bottles of Scotch Whisky are exported every second across the globe
  • According to a new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), in 2022 alone the drink amounted to 77% of Scotland’s food and drink exports, which is 26% of the UK’s.
  • To be called Scotch Whisky, legislation states that the spirit must be distilled and matured in oak casks for at least 3 years in Scotland. Single Malt Scotch whisky must also be bottled in Scotland.
  • Today around 22 million casks lie maturing in warehouses across the country – that’s about 12 billion 70cl bottles for the future.

In other words, we make a LOT of whisky!

Discover more in our Scottish Whisky Regions guide >>