The Scottish Quaich or Loving Cup
These beautifully crafted Celtic quaichs make
perfect Wedding gifts for the Best Man, Ushers and any other
Wedding Guests. They can be engraved to commemorate the
Wedding Day and also make wonderful Wedding gifts for absent
guests. Celtic quaichs are often given as personalised
anniversary gifts with a Scottish theme.
The Celtic quaich is the favourite drinking cup of Scotland and
originated in the Highlands where the people are renowned for
their warmth and hospitality. The quaich was used both to
welcome guests and to offer a farewell drink.
Today the quaich is used for sharing the 'water of life'
(whisky) at wedding celebrations throughout Scotland.
Derived from the Gaelic 'cruach' meaning 'shallow cup' the
design of a shallow drinking bowl with two handles has remained
unchanged over the centuries. The tradition is for the
bride to fill the Wedding cup and pass it around all the guests