Keepers of the Quaich
What is a Keeper of the Quaich?
The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognises those that have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature, the beating heart of the industry. In establishing the Keepers of the Quaich, the industry pooled its influential resources to build a powerful society working together and united.
Keepers of the Quaich are dedicated and passionate people around the world who are proud to be part of a select society and who are dedicated to achieving greater appreciation of our magnificent spirit – Scotch Whisky.
The Society recognises outstanding achievement in those who work, write or evangelise about Scotch Whisky by honouring them with the title Keeper of the Quaich. A select few are invited each year to be distinguished with the role of Master of the Quaich, a rare and revered privilege. Among the select membership of Keepers and Masters are thousands of years of shared experience and knowledge.
Keepers of the Quaich come from all corners of the world to accept their medal at a ceremony and banquet held at Blair Castle, in Perthshire. Only two banquets are held a year at the spiritual home of the Keepers. They are attended by our Patrons who support the Society, recognising the legacy and tradition of Scottish history.