What is thr history/origin of the quaiche?

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cpholley
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What is thr history/origin of the quaiche?

Postby cpholley » Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:13 pm

My buddy had given one to all of his groomsmans (me included) when he got married. Ive since discovered the single malts and want to know more about this thing.

Thanks!!

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Postby Tom » Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:56 pm

from what i heard, it was used as a welcome manner when visitors entered your home. You were then served a dram in the quaich. It was just a way of saying welcome in my house. Thats what the lady said anyway when i asked her about it in a store where they sold them, in Scotland.

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Postby Admiral » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:08 am

"The Quaich originated in the Scottish Highlands centuries ago and became the favourite drinking cup throughout scotland. Traditionally, the Quaich is used when offering a guest "the cup of welcome" and again when offering the farewell or parting drink."

(From 'The Clan Shop', http://www.scotch-corner.co.uk/clanshop)


More importantly, can anyone tell me how to pronounce it correctly? :)

Quake?
Quiche?
Kwaytch?
Cake?

Cheers,
Admiral

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Postby Tom » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:34 am

like so QuaGH thats how it sounds, you have no idea how i pronounced it to the lady in the store, but she looked at me in a very funny way and it took her awhile before she knew what i ment.


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