Scottish Names

I was restocking Brandy and Vermouth Rosso in Bevmo yesterday; so I can continue to partake of Harvard cocktails. There were two sets of people discussing the purchase of malt whisky. The discussions included some less than perfect pronunciations of Scottish names.

I can understand that names like Lagavulin are a challenge to pronounce correctly. However, Islay is not called Is-Lay. This does not seem hard to grasp when the speaker included the word Island in the same sentence and did not pronounce the ‘S’ in that word.

I was not shopping for malt myself, as I had received a bottle of Laphroaig from my staff as a Christmas present.

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