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Friday, 28 August 2015


In 1901 the Scottish company, A.G. Barr of Glasgow, developed a new caffeinated soft drink called Iron Brew. The formula for the beverage with an eccentric orange color was a closely guarded secret, but it proved popular among the Scots.

There is iron in the drink but it is not brewed.

In 1946, a change in laws required that the word brew be removed from the name, as the drink is not brewed. The chairman of  A.G. Barr came up with the idea of changing the spelling of both halves of the name, giving the Irn-Bru brand.

Today Irn-Bru is the best selling soft drink in Scotland. Scotland is one of the the few countries in the world where Coca-Cola is not the best selling soft drink. 

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