History of the Quaich

Quaich story

A symbol of friendship

A symbol of love and kinship, the Quaich is the original whisky cup and one of the most treasured possessions of those with family links and associations with Scotland. It has been used through the centuries to offer a welcoming drink to friends and visitors at gatherings and to toast the bride at weddings. The distinctive two-handed design reflects trust on the part of both giver and receiver. Bonnie Prince Charlie and Sir Walter Scott are just some of the historic figures that have counted a Quaich amongst their prized possessions.

A cup of heritage and world renown

Some of Scotland’s most well-known heritage sites, castles, golf courses and tartan shops sell our Quaichs as a symbol of Scottish heritage, as well as Scottish gift shops across the US, Canada and Scotland. We are honoured that our Quaichs have been presented to four members of the Royal Family, King Olaf of the Norweigan Royal Family, Sean Connery, Scottish former World Champion snooker player, Stephen Hendry, MBE and the late Pavarotti.


Whether you use your Quaich as a gift or a trophy, you’ve chosen a special vessel that reflects Scotland’s ancient heritage.


Slàinte Mhath – your very good health!


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