Thursday, October 4, 2012

Say Their Names

As Americans, we have a bad habit of treating the pronunciation of foreign words like a video game villain standing between us and the next level. This can be an especially challenging setback when discussing and ordering Scotch. Esquire and legendary actor Brian Cox, however, are here to help, beginning with The Balvenie.

In all, there are 48 different brands (go to Esquire's site to see the others). You'll notice that, after about the eighth video, Mr. Cox stops sipping with every take. I'm guessing that was a self-preservation move. God knows how much longer he could have been relied to properly pronounce anything if he had kept tipping them back.

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