The QuaichThe word 'quaich' is derived from the Gaelic word 'cuach' which is itself derived from the Latin 'caucus' meaning drinking cup. Quaichs were originally made of wood and served as an all-purpose vessel for eating and drinking. In the 17th century they became very popular status items and the traditional silver two-handled quaich was developed. They would frequently be made to a specific design or feature the owners initials.
Nowadays the quaich has become a traditional toasting cup and has become a popular gift for newlyweds or even as a sporting trophy.