The 2001 UK census showed only 1.2% of Scotland's population spoke Gaelic. The modern Scottish Gaelic alphabet has 18 letters: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u.
The names of most scottish whisky distilleries are determined from their location. Many of these are derived from the Gaelic language and a lot of people find them hard to pronounce. Having heard some very funny attempts at some of the distillery names, here is a guide to tackle some Gaelic pronounciation. some are easier than others. Below is a list of some of the trickier ones, with the correct pronounciation in brackets. While it can be confusing, hopefully this will help give you an understanding of the Scottish names.