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The history and origin of The Patiala peg | History, quantity and Story | The PV Special #5 | Patialvi Vlogger

The Patiala peg | History, quantity and Story | The PV Special #5 | Patialvi Vlogger 

Stretching before India could likewise imagine launching a complete moon mission, it possibly made the most notable benefaction to the world. It is something so intoxicating, one sort of effort at contempt does not endure a chance, for it has the strength to tease even the biggest of the hotshots and the courage to bring the most transcendent of the cocktails to its paws. Meet the Patiala Peg! Whenever we go to any wedding we can observe people grooving on a song entitled Patiala Peg by Diljit. Following this song, many questions have been raised in the minds of people so this whole narrative is going to be the reply to your questions.

Patiala Peg is a defined drink of whisky in which the quantity of whiskey is determined on the basis of height separating the top of the index and base of the last little fingers parallel to each other, opposite the side of regular 26.5OZ glass bott. The peg also portrays the royalty of people living in North India and it is an effort to represent a sign of “power and masculinity”.The approximate size of Patiala Peg is 120ml or four small and two large drinks in simple terms. The picture given below depicts the size of Patiala Peg 

The Patiala peg | History, quantity and Story | The PV Special #5 | Patialvi Vlogger 

The personality who introduced Peg is one of the most famous kings of Punjab who is especially known for his lavish and luxurious life. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh is the personage who introduced the  Patiala Peg. Bhupinder Singh is also the exultant owner of the Patiala necklace and is known for his connections with the most powerful leaders in the world like Adolf Hitler (You can read that article here ). It is supposed that he had 365 women ( queens as well as concubines ) in his palace. He is also the founder of the State bank of Patiala and he fancied a King life-size


The Patiala peg | History, quantity and Story | The PV Special #5 | Patialvi Vlogger 

Now the beginning of Patiala peg is from an exciting real story of Maharaja’s polo team. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala had a Polo team, which was winning during his reign. Members of his army consisted of traditional warriors of Punjab. Their popular pastime was skull pegging. The heads of their enemies buried nearly into the ground, they lifted the skulls by pegging them with their spears as they rode their horses, rider, and horse intoxicated with ‘bhang’. The cultured version of the game came to be recognized as ‘Tent Pegging’. It was a fearsome Maharaja’s handsome reward for a fine performance and dire punishment for the loser that made the Patiala team world tent-pegging champions. It was in the Patiala’s attitude to invite the ‘Viceroys Pride’, for a friendly battle in the Maharajas township.



The ‘Viceroys Pride’, all were Irish men, powerful in their march, were the aggregates that would drink till the night’s end and were still capable and cool to walk perfectly.                                                                   

When the ‘Viceroys Pride’ entered Patiala for a friendly match battle, the Patiala’s team felt anxious and feared that if they lost the tournament, it would be their head on which there Maharaja would peg his highway. So a scheme was planned.
On the evening ere the appointment, the ‘Viceroys Pride ‘ was honored to the pouring of a double standard of whiskey into every peg, later termed as the “Patiala Peg”. In the daytime, they ran into the friendly match of the tent, their heads were heavy and drunken. While they were sipping, the pegs used for tent pegging were replaced with shorter ones for the ‘Viceroys Pride’ and the larger ones for the hometown team. The main purpose of the plot was to defeat the match.

Furious by the loss, the political representative of the viceroy went up to the maharaja to complain. The maharaja replied ” Yess, in Patiala our pegs are larger.

This was the whole episode that introduced and gave start to the one and only Patiala Peg. Some pictures are attached below which also gives context to Maharaja’s Grandson and His political achievement with the Patiala Peg.



 You can also listen to the song – Patiala peg by Diljeet Dosanjh



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