This year we’re wishing you a Happy St Andrew’s Day in 7 languages as part of About Scotland‘s 2016 #ourstandrewsday campaign to celebrate a multicultural Scotland!
Inspired, since we have a multicultural and global team, here at R&B we welcomed the opportunity to learn from each other and from friends how to wish everyone “Happy St Andrew’s Day” in other languages.
How did we choose which languages to attempt? Firstly we looked at all the languages that are spoken in countries where we export our whisky:
Netherlands – Dutch
Belgium – Dutch, French, German
Luxembourg – French, German
France – French
Taiwan – Mandarin
UK – English
Then we did a little extra research and discovered that St Andrew isn’t only the Patron Saint of Scotland but also of other countries including Russia, Greece and Amalfi – a region of Italy. As we’re an international country we decided to expand our St Andrew’s Day celebration and create a special cocktail incorporating ingredients from these countries as well as Scotland. We came up with the St Andrew’s Martini – find the recipe here.
So we added Russian and Italian to the list of languages.
Watch #ourstandrewsday video now:
Once we’d put ourselves out there attempting correct delivery of the St Andrew’s languages and those of our trade partners, we asked our friend Iain to teach us and you how to say “Happy St Andrew’s Day” in Scottish Gaelic – with a wee dram of Raasay While We Wait of course.
Learn Gaelic with R&B’s Iain: