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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:22 am

Does it vary then and is said differently over different parts of Scotland?
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Le Jock Sportif » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:51 pm

Yes, but it's all accent and inflection. Lewis has the most distinctive Gaidhlig accent to my ear - very Scandinavian sounding. They sound a little like the Swedish chef-like for me (only a little mind!). They tend to use vowels slightly differently too, for example the word 'bainne' (milk) is pronounced sort of like 'Bann-yae' here on the western mainland, but on Leodhais it is 'Bonn-ya'. That's a fairly simplistic example I guess (a linguist I ain't), but it is just like the differences between a Scouser, a Brummie and a Londoner speaking English - they can all understand each other but the accents and terminology can be tricky.

Also, south western Scottish speakers on Islay, Kintyre, Arran, and even Partick in Glasgow can understand Donegal Irish speakers to a fair degree provided that they A) take their time and B) use their dialect as much as possible without rigidly sticking to Standard Irish. I would imagine, but I'm sure there will be some exceptions, that a Scot given some time in an Irish Gaeltacht or an Irishman in the Scottish Gaidhealtachd would pick up the local dialect pretty quickly... in the same way perhaps that someone from New York would eventually figure out what a Geordie was on about. :shock:

I'm not sure if I'm explaining that very well, but hopefully you'll get the idea. :oops:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Le Jock Sportif » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:07 pm

Should add that i'm not saying that Scottish and Irish are the same language, but the syntax is the same and they share a degree of vocabulary. Sort of like Danish and Norse, Cornish and Breton, or English and Doric.
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 am

Thanks for that, very informative
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Le Jock Sportif » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:06 pm

Se do beatha! :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:25 pm

And the translation is...
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby Le Jock Sportif » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:55 am

Literally: 'It's your life'

Actually: 'You're welcome'
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:17 am

Thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas - Feis Ile bottling

Postby corbuso » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:24 pm

enzot wrote:I think the price of £40 tells you everything you need to know.
The 2004 Feis Ile 17 Y.O sold for £150 per bottle.
It was a single cask release of only 250 bottles.Much rarer and one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted.

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Old topic, but I can only with Enzo, the 17 YO Feis Ile Laphroaig was a very expensive but really exceptional whisky.
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