Our second national drink.

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It seems the USA like Scotland's second National Drink. America is one of the biggest markets for Whiskey and it now seems to be another massive market for Irn Bru.

I'm always interested to see how products from different parts of the world fair out in other countries. So i was quite interested when i read that the makers or Irn Bru are struggling to meet demands from the United States.

Who here drinks it?
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I've never even heard of it.
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I've seen it but never tried it. I tend to stay away from most international beers because they tend to be dark beers for the most part and not fond of dark beers.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irn-Bru

I've never heard of it either, but I'd be interested to try it. I'll be in Denver all next week, so I will keep an eye open for it. We don't get that kind of stuff 'round these parts.
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I've seen it but never tried it. I tend to stay away from most international beers because they tend to be dark beers for the most part and not fond of dark beers.


It's not actually beer. It doesn't have any alcohol whatsoever, it's just a soft drink. I remember a few years ago when Barrs (who make IRN BRU) announced they were going to battle Cocacola in their "backyard". It seems they are doing pretty well.
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I thought i might add if you haven't already seen them, go check out some of the IRN BRU adverts on YouTube. They always tend to have some of the funniest adverts on the TV.

I think i linked a vid to one of their adverts on Ozzu at early December 2006 when they had a Christmas Ad out which replicated the "Snowman" movie. :lol:
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Then maybe I haven't seen it. I assumed it was a beer. There's a local bar that has over 300 international beers. Hard to keep track of them all *lol
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Bah! I saw the word "whiskey" and got excited. :P
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What's a good Scottish whiskey? I can't tell the difference between Jack Daniels and Jim Bean, but I kind of like that one called wild turkey or something like that, can't remember exactly what it is called, I'm not exactly a hard liquor drinker. Just beer. And wine. and sour apple pucker. And the occassional jager. And then more beer.
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Oh my goodness. You've insulted me.

Jim Bean, Jack Daniels??? they are American Whiskeys not Scottish!

I think it's very important here that i should emphasise my spelling of "Whiskey" here because that is the more typical spelling of Whisky in America.

Whisky is actually the proper spelling of the word.

As for good whiskys? i'll admit to not having acquired a taste for the drink yet although a the likes of "Glenmorangie", "Glenfiddich" or "Famous Grouse" are always popular.
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There is no finer drink than a good single malt scotch. Period.
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I tend to go for the cheap fruity flavored wines, like the arbor mist raspberry wine. That stuff is like soda pop without the bubbles, I could drink a hole bottle!
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I don't know nearly enough about whiskeys and scotches, but I've definitely developed a taste for Crown Royal. Unfortunately, my wallet has not. :(
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^^fantastic for Irish coffee :)
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^^fantastic for Irish coffee :)

...and for a quick shot right before the first sip of a Guinness. :drink:
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:shudders:

I won't be touching Guinness + Jameson for a little while... one too many Irish carbombs this past St. Patty's Day.
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Irish car bombs are sweet!
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kc0tma wrote:
I tend to go for the cheap fruity flavored wines, like the arbor mist raspberry wine. That stuff is like soda pop without the bubbles, I could drink a hole bottle!

lol ... funny ... Anyway, we have "Iron-Brew" here in SA (spelt like that) also made by the coca-cola company, but I don't ever see people drinking it though ...
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I think all scotch whisky is distilled in Scotland, by definition. Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's (my favorite) are borboun whiskey (...with the "e"), even though the US government defines JD as "Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey".

I consider them to be two different drinks when comparing borboun and scotch. :)
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It's all whisk{y, ey} to me. I like spiced rum though. I have a little trick, I buy the cheap spiced rum instead of the cap'n morgan, so you still get the flavor of spiced rum but less alcohol. So technically, you can drink more but not get any more drunk.

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