Irn Bru Carnival opens today: 20 things you (probably) didn’t know about Scotland’s national drink

Irn Bru is Scotland’s “other national drink” aside from whisky that has risen to global prominence over the years. Think you know Irn Bru? Here are some facts you (probably) didn’t know.

Scottish products like Whisky and Haggis are not the only ones that have risen to fame across the globe, Scotland’s ‘other national drink’ Irn Bru has also taken centre stage.

Revered as an iconic Scottish beverage, most Scots claim they couldn’t live without the orange carbonated drink with some stating that it’s the number one hangover cure.

In fact, the fizzy drink is so popular here that when a recipe change was announced in 2018 Scottish stores witnessed a frenzy of panic buying to purchase the original recipe before it was modified.

In celebration of the Irn-Bru Carnival opening today in Glasgow, and Irn-Bru’s legacy in becoming such a massively popular choice of drink, here are 20 facts you (probably) didn’t know about it.

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