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.”