March 26, 2018, Luís Manuel Ribeiro, founder of J. C. Ribeiro was honored with the title of Keeper of the Quaich in a moving ceremony in Scotland, attended by many distinguished members of the spirits industry. Luís Manuel Ribeiro is the first and only individual in the Portuguese cork industry to be distinguished in this manner.
A quaich is a Scottish drinking cup that resembles a shallow bowl with handles. It is often referred to as the cup of friendship and was traditionally used to toast guests to one’s home.
Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive, international society that recognizes those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky Industry. Founded by leading distillers, it is by its very nature, the beating heart of the industry. It recognizes those who embody the Scotch Whisky heritage, quality, and traditions.
Luís Ribeiro was described as an example of values such as honesty and perseverance, possessed of a great passion for the cork industry, and extremely proud of his loyal customers. A leader in promoting the ideals of quality and service throughout his years of service to the spirits industry, he is recognized worldwide recognition. His enthusiasm, leadership, and determination for excellence are an inspiration to his family, friends, and employees. J. C. Ribeiro could not be prouder of their Boss, Mentor, and Friend.
DIRECTOR OF BRANDS PACKAGING, EDRINGTON
J.C. RIBEIRO HAS SUPPLIED CORK STOPPERS TO THE MACALLAN FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. DURING THAT PERIOD, WE HAVE NEVER FAILED TO BE IMPRESSED BY THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND SERVICE, AND WE HAVE SOURCED CORKS FOR OUR OTHER BRANDS, SUCH AS HIGHLAND PARK, GLENROTHES, BRUGAL AND NAKED.
THE FACTORY IS A MODEL OF EFFICIENCY AND CLEANLINESS, AND THE WORKFORCE IS CLEARLY COMMITTED TO THE SAME VERY HIGH STANDARDS.
WE LIKE THE FACT THAT CORK IS A NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL, AND THAT J C RIBEIRO CAN TRACK OUR CORKS AT EVERY STAGE FROM THE CORK OAK FOREST TO THE STOPPER WHICH THEY SUPPLY TO US.
THE LABORATORY IS EXTREMELY WELL EQUIPPED, AND THEIR TESTING PROTOCOLS REASSURE US THAT EVERY CORK HAS PASSED THROUGH MULTIPLE QUALITY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN ALWAYS RELY ON CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE.
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IS A BRILLIANT SERVICE, WHERE NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT, WHERE EVERY CHALLENGE IS WELCOMED WITH ENTHUSIASM, AND WHERE CREATIVE AND PROACTIVE DEVELOPMENTS ARE DELIVERED EVERY TIME, ON TIME.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP.