Scottish Whisky Toasts

Scottish Whisky Toasts - Now you might be think about having a dram or two over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Most of us will be happy with a simple ' Sláinte ' toast.

The basic Scottish Gaelic is slàinte (mhath), meaning "good health" , to which the normal response is do dheagh shlàinte "your good health". There are other variations such as:

  • air do shlàinte "on your health!" with the response slàinte agad-sa "health at yourself!"
  • slàinte mhòr "great health" which is also used as a Jacobite toast with the alternative meaning of "health to Marion", Marion (Mòr) being a Jacobite code name for Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

But if you want something a bit more? Here are some vintage illustrated vintage ideas.

Scottish Whisky Silver & Collectibles – As we are based on Speyside in the heart of Malt Whisky Country we are surrounded by some of the finest whisky distilleries in the world. We have offer a range of antique and collectible Scottish whisky collectibles in addition to our fine hand crafted sterling silver whisky quaich range.


A quaich is a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl from Scotland. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic cuach meaning a cup.

We source a wide range of Scottish Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian whisky collectibles for our collectors. Sourcing whisky noggins, quaich, decanter silver wear and dram measures.  Visit the shop whisky collectibles department 

Scottish Whisky Toasts
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2 Responses

  1. Charles
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    The Keepers of the Quaich meeting at Blair Castle for a dinner twice a year use a sung toast with three verses which requires the entire banquet to rise and toast the “honours of Scotland” after each verse. Do you know anything about these sung toasts? Apparently they were very popular in early-mid nineteenth century…

    • House of Labhran
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      I will have to ask a friend of ours George Grant of Glenfarclas as he is always at the dinner. I will see what George can tell us, I have just emailed him.

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