The word "QUAICH" (pronounced quake) is derived from the Gaelic word "Cuach" which means "shallow cup" or, drinking cup. The Quaich originated in the Scottish Highlands centuries ago and became the favourite drinking cup throughout Scotland. Traditionally used when offering a guest "the cup of welcome" and again when offering the farewell or parting drink. Originally made from wood, then later made in pewter and silver in the late 17th century. A prized possession of anyone who has an association with Scotland.