Drinking vessel

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Drinking vessel

Postby r0b » Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:17 pm

Was/is the quaich used specifically for whisky or just any ol' beverage?

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Postby Ian_Hamilton » Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:30 pm

The word "Quaich" is derived from the Gaelic word "Cuach" which means 'shallow cup' or as we know it today 'drinking cup'.
The quaich originated in the Scotish highlands centuries ago and became the favourite cup throught Scotland.
Traditionally, the quaich is used when offering a guest "the cup of welcome" and again when offering the farewell or parting drink.
The simple but distinctive design of the Quaich has remained unchanged over the centuries - a shallow bowl with two handles known as 'lugs'.
The original Quaichs were made of wood and later leather.
These have now been superceded by pewter and silver.

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Postby lexkraai » Thu Feb 06, 2003 9:01 am

In the past, quaichs were used for any drink, not specifically whisky. There are some BIG examples, which must have been used for ale or beer.

Cheers, Lex

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