The humble thistle has served as the National Flower of Scotland for over 500 years. This mysterious and prickly plant has appeared throughout our nation's cultural history everywhere from poetry to the sports strips of the rugby team and even the police uniforms.
One legend has it a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spiky plant.
His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.
Although there's no hard evidence, it certainly is a wonderful tale!
Fittingly, Hugh Macdiarmid's A Drunk Man Looks at a Thistle is an epic and poetic tale worth reading with your dram.
Functional - We understand that not all drinks are alcoholic, and we love a good coffee as much as a tipple, so we’ve illustrated a range of glassware with a cosy cuppa in mind. Our inspiration for these actually came from our teetotal Grandparents, who we felt were a little left out when it came to personalised gifts.
Durable - To ensure quality and safety, we’ve opted for Bodum mugs, which are not only strong but microwave safe. However you like your tea, or however many times you need to reheat it, we’ve got you covered. If you’re a hot chocolate fiend like Kay’s Gran, you’ll be safe heating your milk right in the mug. Just mind your fingers retrieving it!
Size - 12.5cm x 10cm x 8.8cm / 300ml
Maintenance - All our glasses are dishwasher safe, though we recommend hand-washing to ensure optimum care.