New drink won’t leave you feeling Bru

A new Bru is in the offing

SCOTLAND’S “ither” national drink is set to turn up the heat – with the introduction of a chilli flavoured version.

Irn-Bru Fiery will pack a real punch thanks to ingredients such as ginger and chillies.

Makers AG Barr are set to launch the spicy beverage, which is made to a secret recipe they have dubbed their “burning secret”,  at a glitzy ceremony on Glasgow.

But their plans to keep the drink under wraps until then have fallen foul thanks to a Fife gardener.


Blair Matthews managed to get his hands on one of the new black and orange cans and gave a resounding thumbs up to the new Bru.

The 34-year-old from Cardenden told The Sun newspaper: ” I couldn’t believe it. I was offered the can by someone who’d got hold of it from the factory in Cumbernauld.

“I downed a third of it, then gave the rest to my staff, Gary Lumsden and Wayno Kempson”

He added: “It was like a high energy drink – and it helped my boys build a wall in jig time.”

An Irn-Bru spokeswoman said that fans of the distinctive orange drink were in for a “fiery” time at the 12.30pm launch in George Square.

She added: It’s also a chance to grab a free taste of this hot new fizz.”