Aidan wrote:I think it is more glen gearich, with a very soft "ich." That is how it would be pronounced in Gaelic. It is just hard to hear properly on the website recording.
No, its not a soft ich. Its simply geeree. Its a local name for an area 25 NW west of Aberdeen. There's not a glen, nor is the distillery exactly in the Garioch area, but, hey ho, why let fact get in the way of a good name.
I wouldn't trust all the pronunciations on that site either. Example: he pronounces Ledaig exactly like its written, but the blurb on the back of the box and bottle, written by Burn Stewart, says "the name is pronounced "Led-chig""
Is Daluaine not pronounced Dall-you-an, rather than like Dalwhinnie as Pip Hills suggests? Guy, where are you?