THE DURIE DRAM - TOAST OF THE TATTOO

Written by Christian Dewar Durie
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 - 11:05

‘The Durie Dram’ is a perfect example of the closeness of these two old Fife families, as it is blended and bottled in Fife by Adelphi Distilleries Ltd whose Managing Director is Hon. Alex Bruce, youngest son of the Chief of the Bruces the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine.

A quaich, deriving its name from the Gaelic cuach meaning a cup, is a Scottish shallow two-handled drinking bowl. It is traditionally used on special occasions and especially for toasting a piper - as it was on ‘our’ night..

On 25th August when the two Families marched on at the opening of the Tattoo the columns halted on the Esplanade, the Chief and Lord Charles Bruce, representing his Father, were called forward to each take a quaich with the Salute Taker, General Joe Dunford USMC, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, then it was with ‘The Durie Dram’ that they all toasted the Tattoo’s Lone Piper.

A great way to start a memorable night.

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