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    Documentary

    I just happened across this documentary on Scotch Whisky. Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZLgHN5Jtug

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    Re: Documentary

    Very good ebo, thanks, and it shoehorns in nicely with our FWOTM.

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    Re: Documentary

    Not very informative for whisky geeks but as far as documentaries go, not bad. It had me for an hour 'til he got to Islay.
    Every knowledgeable Scotch drinker I've ever heard pronounces it eye-LAH (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...7/7a/Islay.ogg ) not eye-lei. After that, I couldn't watch any more.
    Last edited by portwood; 06-18-2013 at 18:55.

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    I guess it depends on how some pronounce it. Wikipedia give eye-lah as the correct way but my scottish coworker said it more like e-lay. Kind of like Missouri or Missoura.
    Peggy: Look Al, the rubes think I'm sexy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    I guess it depends on how some pronounce it. Wikipedia give eye-lah as the correct way but my scottish coworker said it more like e-lay. Kind of like Missouri or Missoura.
    With due respect to your Scottish co-worker, I`ll accept the pronunciation of an Islay man - born and bred:
    (about 20 seconds in) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAcT6eRoM6I

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    Thank you for that. My coworker has a much MUCH thicker accent then that so it could be my mistake. He is impossible to understand sitting right next to him sometimes
    Peggy: Look Al, the rubes think I'm sexy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    With due respect to your Scottish co-worker, I`ll accept the pronunciation of an Islay man - born and bred:
    (about 20 seconds in) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAcT6eRoM6I
    Interesting that in the video just before he says "eye-luh" he reads the Gaelic version of the name off the tin (spelled "Ileach"!) which he pronounces as "e-luh", kind of half way between the two.

    Maybe your co-worker has a bit more Gaelic influence in his accent. I am not entirely sure a Scot for one part of the country can completely understand a Scot from another part, much less our ability to understand theaccent!
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    Re: Documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    (spelled "Ileach"!)
    Islay is the name of the island
    Ileach is a person from Islay

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    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Islay is the name of the island
    Ileach is a person from Islay
    So it would seem! Although he wasn't perhaps as clear about it as he could have been since he translates "Sin an doigh Ileach" as "It's the Islay way" rather than "It's the way of the people of Islay".

    Makes it tough for us non-Gaelic speakers!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Documentary

    Thanks for posting that, E. I enjoy watching these documentaries.
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