Peg Whisky’s blended scotch brings together the best of both malt and grain whisky to give Peg Whisky its unique taste and character. It is a smooth, easy drinker and very approachable for a novice whisky fan at 40%. It’s a dram everyone can enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Our suggestion is a classic Old Fashioned Peg Style.
PEG WHISKY OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL
The Classic Old Fashioned cocktail was invented in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1880s. By word of mouth it made its way to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, where it became famous. The Peg Old Fashioned is made with three simple ingredients: honey syrup for sweetness, Peg Whisky and Angostura bitters for a distinct herbal flavor and complexity. Using Peg Whisky as the base spirit complements the balance of the sweet spirit and intensifies the flavor of the bitters.
- 10ml sugar syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- cubed ice
- orange twist
- 60ml Peg Whisky
- Pour the Peg Whisky, syrup and bitters into the chilled stirring glass.
- Fill the glass half way up with ice.
- Stir the liquid for at least 3 minutes. The liquid needs time with the ice to reduce the glass temperature.
- Fill a rocks glass with ice.
- Strain the liquid into the ice-filled glass.
- Garnish with an orange twist to release oils over the rim of your glass.
Peg Whisky Blended Scotch Information:
Bonder: Peg Whisky
Mashbill: Malt and Grain
ABV: 40% – 80% Proof
Peg Whisky Blended Scotch Tasting Notes:
This is Peg whiskys entry level bottle and is available directly from their own website. Take a deep inhale of this dram before you sip. This whisky is fresh, warming and embraces the youth of malted barley and citrus oranges. Unlike their limited edition ranges, which we have reviewed here, they’ll never run out of this blend. I’d recommend buying the blend and the Limited Edition No. I as they are great together.
The nose is buttery, like the distant aroma of a freshly baked shortbread cookies. Everything with this dram is light and fresh. Light and warming vanilla essence with the subtle smell of barley and orange. Don’t think of fresh oranges but instead think of the orange hard boiled candy’s that have the hidden the chocolates hidden in the center. I think this is a memory from my youth of these Oatfield Orange Chocolates a famous Irish Candy.
The candy orange appears again on the palate, but its bigger and fully of fruity malt. Everything is light fragrant and smooth with a toffee note that is almost chewy, there is a lovely mouthfeel hint of spice.
There is a liquorice note on the finish that adds a gentle dry and light malty sweetness that finishes out with a light tingling spice.
Where To Buy Peg Whisky Small Batch Exclusive Series 1
Every Whiskey Tells a Story, What Will Yours Be?Sláinte from The Whiskey Trail – EatDrinkExplore – by Paul Kavanagh