Meanwhile blends include The Antiquary, The Last Drop and The Hive. We have no idea why, but we’re assured they aren’t compensating.
Seeing as the Gaelic, and original, name for Whisky is uisege beatha or water of life, it makes sense to name the nectar after its natural supply.
Hence, Fiddich, Livet and Deveron are all Scottish rivers and the inspiration for major Whisky brands.
However, rather rivers, Glenmorangie refers to the glen of tranquility which is the Morangie Forest and Glen Garioch derives its name from the rich barley growing meadows surrounding the distillery.
Which Whisky names am I likely to pronounce wrong?
Finally, for extra brownie points, the prolific Whisky region Islay is pronounced Eye-la
Of course this came true when, in 1938 Charles Campbell, blind in one eye from the Great War, led his white horse to the old pier for the last time. Jura revels in stories such as these, hence Prophecy Whisky was born.
Meanwhile, Elixir bears its name because the waters of Jura are believed to possess mystical qualities thanks to a blessing by St Columba nearly 1,500 years ago. An ancient gravestone near the distillery attests that one local man enjoyed 180 Christmases in his home.
Now that you’re fluent in Gaelic, you probably deserve a Scotch.