There's so many gift ideas to choose from out there, with whisky glasses, fancy cuff links, or special tartan stuffed animals making up just a few of the popular choices. But there's one type of gift which is always impressive and holds special significance in Scottish culture: the elegant quaich. In this blog post, we wanted to highlight a few quaichs perfectly suited for gifting to important people in your life.
quiach /kwex/ pronounced: kw-ay-ch
derived from Gaelic cuach 'cup'
It is hard to guess from its appearance exactly what a quaich is. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was a small decorative bowl with little other purpose, beyond being aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the quaich has a much more interesting beginning than that of a posh ornament.