September 27, 2023 2:24 pm

Proper Peaches

Irish fighting legend Conor McGregor is one of the greatest UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) competitors in history; the first competitor to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously. His love of whiskey led him to create his own brand in 2018.

Proper No. 12 is a solid representation of the mark and represents great value following in the footsteps of Jameson and Bushmills. I present to our dear readers two cocktails using Proper No. 12. This one is called Proper Peaches. Enjoy!

Proper Peaches

Jim ZadroznyJim Zadrozny


  • 1 Boston Shaker
  • 1 Muddling Stick
  • 1 Mason Jar Glass


  • 2 ounces Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 Peach Diced
  • 3-4 leaves Mint
  • 1 splash Soda Water


  • Muddle the diced peach, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a Boston Shaker. 
  • Add the whiskey and ice cubes to the shaker. 
  • Shake vigorously for ten seconds. 
  • Strain into a mason-style jar over fresh ice. 
  • Add a splash of soda water.
  • Garnish with sprig of mint.

My Take

While I didn’t see it mentioned in the official tasting notes for Proper No. 12, I detected mint on the nose right out of the gate.  Thus, it made perfect sense to use this whiskey in this southern classic cocktail.  Normally, a strong bourbon works best, but I was surprised at how much I liked the No. 12 here.  The mint really comes through and if anything is the star of the show.  Really great riff on a classic. 

Music Pairing

The Chieftains “The Foggy Dew” The Long Black Veil (1995, RCA Victor)

The recent passing of Sinead O’Conner was a tragic loss to music. Here we have one of her great performances which just happens to be Conor McGregor’s entrance theme. He has great taste in whiskey and tunes it seems.

Slainte Mhath!

"Whisky is liquid sunshine."

George Bernard Shaw

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.”

James Joyce

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