The Quaich originated in the Scottish Highlands centuries ago and became the favourite drinking cup in Scotland.
Quaichs were used for whiskey or brandy when offering a guest "the cup of welcome" and again when offering the farewell or parting drink.
In the 19th century Sir Walter Scott dispensed drams in silver inlaid quaichs but the one he kept for himself was precious to him.
In 1745 it had travelled from Edinburgh to Derby with the Scottish Army in Bonnie Price Charlie's canteen..
The simple but pleasingly design of the quaich has remained unchanged over the centuries retaining its simple but beautiful shape and friendly purpose.