We could tell you what you already know: that uisge-beatha means water of life, and some argue you never add water to whisky as it’s already in it, but where is the fun in that? You might ask the barperson for a tè bheag, which means a little one for a small measure. Likewise, we are certain you have used Slàinte or Slàinte mhath, but why not try Slàinte mhòr for your toast the next time you are in the pub?
a wee one, a nip
Cheers, literally ‘health’!
Cheers, literally ‘good health’!
Cheers, literally ‘big health’!