"We drink water."
Or perhaps (actually) because the word for whiskey in Irish is uisce beatha, the water of life, a translation of aqua vita that you will also see in other drink names such as akvavit.
Why can't we use the longer ólann muid? I personally prefer it over the combined ólaimid, along with the other combined words.
What is the difference between the ai sound, the a sound, and the á sound?
i found a gaelic pronunciation guide on youtube once, it's very informative, you might wanna look for it