The Quaich (pronounced “quake”, from the Gaelic word “cuach”) has a rich heritage in Scotland – indeed, they are a uniquely Scottish invention, having no apparent connection to any other European drinking vessel. This traditional Scottish drinking vessel was used to offer a guest a cup of welcome and also as a farewell drink, usually a dram of whisky. Travellers were known to carry a quaich with them.
It is believed that one of their ancestors was the scallop shell, in which drams of whisky were taken in the Highlands and Islands.Like the shells, quaichs were always wide and shallow. The distinctive shape has been fixed now for possibly more than four hundred years.
Please note that images shown are only representative of the design. Each item is individually hand painted, so will be different. This is a unique and desirable feature of Highland Stoneware.
The entire Highland Stoneware range is dishwasher & microwave safe, oven proof, freezer proof, as well as being extremely resistant to chipping.