Not sure where I initially found this information, but rediscovered it again in my iPhone Notes. So unsure on the accuracy, but hopefully it is somewhat helpful for some. **Also found Drew’s explanations on this episode of Whisky Lore to be great. Slàinte mhath!  🥃 What’s in a name? 80 Gaelic distillery names & their meaning… 1. Aberfeldy Pool of the water god 2. Aberlour Chattering burn 3. Abhainn Dearg Red river 4. Allt' a Bhainne The milk burn 5. Ardbeg Small headland 6. Ardmore Big promontory 7. Arran Place of peaked hills 8. Auchentoshan Corner of the field 9. Auchroisk Ford across the red stream 10. Aultmore Big burn 11. Balblair Farm on the moor 12. Balmenach The middle farm 13. Balvenie Village of monks 14. BenRiach Speckled mountain 15. Benrinnes Promontory hill 16. Benromach Hill of flowing streams 17. Blair Athol Plain of the new Ireland 18. Bowmore The big reef 19. Brackla Speckled hilltop or "the badger's sett" 20. Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet) Hillside or steep bank 21. Bruichladdich The brae by the shore 22. Bunnahabhain Mouth or bottom of the river 23. Caol Ila The Sound of Islay 24. Cardhu Black rock 25. Clynelish Golden meadows (alternatively sloped garden) 26. Cragganmore (Cragan Mor) Big crag 27. Craigellachie Dangerous rock (or rock of the stony place) 28. Dailuaine The green vale or meadow 29. Dallas Dhu Field by the black waterfall 30. Dalmore Big meadow land (Gaelic and Norse) 31. Dalwhinnie Plain of meetings or meeting place or field of the champion 32. Deanston The hill fort or Dean's Farm 33. Duff town Town named after its founder, James Duff 34. Edradour Between two waters 35. Fettercairn Foot of the mount (Cairn 0' Mount) or wooded slope 36. Glen Elgin Glen of little Ireland 37. Glen Grant Grant's Glen (a Grant founded the distillery) 38. Glen Moray Gaelic Glen Moireibh, meaning valley of the sea settlement 39. Glen Ord The glen of the rounded hill 40. Glen Scotia Glen of the Scots 41. GlenalIachie Glen at the rocky place 42. Glenburgie Glen of the fort (part of norse) 43. Glendronach Glen of the brambles (blackberries) 44. Glendullan Glen of the standing rock 45. Glenfarclas Glen of the green grassland 46. Glenfiddich Fid's Glen or Glen of the stag 47. Glenglassaugh Glen of the grey green place 48. Glengoyne Glen of the wild geese 49. Glenkinchie Glen of the de Quinccy family landowners 50. Glenlivet Glen of the River Livet or Glen of the smooth place 51. Glenlossie Glen of the River Lossie 52. Glenmorangie The glen of tranquillity (or Glen ofthe big meadow) 53. Glentauchers Glen of the Tauchers burn 54. Glenturret Glen of the little dry stream 55. Isle of Arran Isle of the high place 56. Isle of Jura Isle of the deer 57. Kilchoman Church of Saint Choman 58. Knockando Little black hill 59. Knockdhu Black hill 60. Lagavulin The hollow where the mill is 61. Laphroaig The hollow by the broad bay 62. Ledaig (or Tobermory) The small slope (or the Norse derivation is a bay difficult to enter) 63. Longmorn Holy man 64. Macallan 'Fillan's plain or son of Allan 65. Mannochmore Place of the monks 66. Miltonduff Vale of Duff (family name) 67. Mortlach Bowl-shaped valley or law place of Moray or big bill 68. Oban Little bay 69. Royal Brackla Royal name given by King William IV to the malt whisky which he liked (Brackla means speckled hill slope or 'the badger's sett') 70. Royal Lochnagar Noisy or laughing water (Royal comes from the distillery being on Balmoral Estate) 71. Scapa Boat 72. Strathmill Broad river valley 73. Strathisla Wide valley of the River Isla 74. Talisker Sloping rock 75. Tamdhu Small black hill 76. Tamnavulin The mill on the hill 77. Teaninic House on the moor 78. Tomintoul The barn on the little hill or the mound on the hill 79. Tormore Big hill 80. Tullibardine Hill of warning

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