The Patiala Peg story

PEG B3wKYMdCYAAKosg.jpg_large Punjabis-Jokes1That the Punjabis (read Sikhs) love their drink is no secret. But in the city of Patiala, known for its royally extravagant lifestyle and very tall men, they love it even more.
The “Patiala Peg” is famous worldwide but not many know the real reason why it has been so named.
The accompanying illustrations will throw some light on the phenomenon about which even I had no clue. This in spite of the fact that I have been hearing this since I was a child. Maybe my being a non drinker has something to do with it!
The Patiala Peg is, by volume, roughly equivalent to 120ml, though the rough and ready measure is the amount of liquor needed to fill a glass equal to the height between the index and little fingers when they are held parallel to one another.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. BRIJ SHARMA says:

    But have u heard of Ludhiana peg? It is measured by vertically stretching the thumb and the index finger.

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Oh, yes! I have heard of that one. But I am told its a ‘special’ only at the ‘adda’ šŸ˜‰


  2. Nisthur Anadi says:

    True !

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  3. Neethu says:

    I always wondered what was a patiala peg.. Since it features in soo many of our hindi songs.. Now I know.. Thanks for sharing it.. šŸ˜‰šŸ‘

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Even I did not know until I saw these illustrations šŸ‘¹šŸ‘¹

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