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Monday, 13 April 2020 Scotland Food & Drink Industry news

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At Paisley Drinks Company we hope you are all keeping healthy in these unprecedented times. We also wish to thank all the brave and committed people helping to keep our country on its feet.

At the Paisley Drinks Company, as with many other businesses, we lost 90% of our customers overnight. However, we knew we were not alone. So, we reached out to other local businesses to see if we could team up to provide a service that would help you all through the long hours of isolation.

We are all micro-businesses in there early years of trading and don’t qualify for any of the Governments grants on offer! We are determined to help each other get through these difficult times and continue to offer you a range of different and exciting tastes and services we can now deliver directly to your doorstep.

So, we would like you to use your sense of adventure and try some of our fabulous and pretty unique products. Bring a little excitement to your day with one of 7 great product ranges t choose from.

Brian O’Shea, Paisley Drinks Co.

“Since starting the business in June 2018 there has been a great response from consumers tasting real soda drinks for the first time. The business has grown from strength to strength, and we had big plans for 2020. However, despite COVID-19 stopping the business in its tracks, I am determined to reach out to as many people as I can to share in the joy of tasting a refreshing soda drink made from real ingredients. They also make great cocktails if you need to upgrade you home bar experience!!”


He added

“It’s been great collaborating with some of my favourite Scottish Brands! I hope our platform provides a new opportunity to help them continue to supply customers. I hope consumers team up to support these growing businesses which are so important to the lifeblood of our local community.”

We now have over 7 local brands featured on our website and talks are ongoing with more local businesses. Hopefully, with your support this will offer a lifeline to each of the following local businesses - https://www.paisleydrinkscompany.com/shop

Pakora Explorer – Paisley
Who is The Pakora Explorer?
My parents are originally from Pakistan but moved our family to the Orkney Islands in 1988 (via London!) to run a small croft. We were one of the first Asian families on the island and everyone knows the best way to make friends & meet your neighbours is through food!
Pakora for us is like serving tea and biscuits, the two always go together. In our home, we always had the ingredients to make fresh Pakora, these golden nuggets of goodness soon became very popular with our friends & neighbours around the island

Nut Shack - Paisley
The Nut Shack UK is a family run business based in Paisley, Scotland. Since 2015 we have specialised in making uniquely flavoured peanuts. Our peanuts are only sourced from Argentina, Brazil & U.S.A and then blended with some of the best herbs and spices available. Our Bacon flavour are the flavour that started it all. They have a great smokey flavour that builds on the palette and only ends when the bag does. These pair perfectly with a stout or porter. Our Piri Piri flavour combines onion, garlic, basil and cayenne pepper to give all the flavour of a traditional Piri Piri blend without the heat. These pair perfectly with a gin & tonic or a hoppy pale ale. Our Habanero & Garlic flavour are a customer favourite. A blend of Habanero chillies and garlic gives these nuts a 350,000 Scoville’s kick and are not for the faint-hearted. These pair perfectly with a cold beer. Our Tikka Masala flavour are our take on the Nation’s Favourite Dish. These nuts are packed full of flavour, with a well-balanced level of spice and low heat. These pair perfectly with a cold lager or cider.

Alba Cola – Glasgow
Alba Cola is a contemporary cola with soul, inspired by Scotland’s people and culture. Made with natural ingredients from the land, it’s a refreshing take on the traditional. Alba Cola is for those who seek new ways of thinking and new ways of doing. We believe in evolution over revolution. By channelling the progressive spirit of Scotland, we have created a new take on the world’s most ubiquitous soft drink. We don’t take life too seriously, good times with great people is what we’re all about.

As for the unicorn, this mythological creature means something different to everyone: it can stand for hope, individuality, even strength. It’s open to interpretation, and it just so happens to be Scotland’s national animal!

Pure Roasters Dumbarton - coffee with attitude!
Good Coffee - Ethical delivery.

We've always blended and roasted the finest tasting coffees from ethical sources. Now we can take our coffees on the road and provide pop-up coffee shops at your event or workplace. We also ship our beans and grounds worldwide, roasted fresh for the best taste. We like our coffee to taste like coffee, that's why we describe Pure Roasters blends as...the best coffee.

Patter Watter - High Caffeine Light Roast
Heavy Goth – Dark Roast Ground Coffee
Mad Wae it – The original blendith none

Tongue in Peat Glasgow
Handcrafted in small batches from Scotland, we naturally infuse fresh tomatoes with pear smoke from the Island of Islay. Why? Because peat comes from the ground in this rugged island which sits on the Atlantic coast. The peat, smokey by nature, grows underground and absorbs the sea salt notes from the atmosphere.

We use a traditional smokery (operated by one individual) to ensure the maximum flavours from the dried peat are infused into the fresh, sweet tomatoes. The result? A well balanced yet utterly unique batch of sweet, smokey and salty tomatoes which are then blended (by a team of less than eight people) and bottled for your pleasure.

Sparklingly Sober – Port Glasgow
When celebrating or relaxing, no longer feel punished by the limited options of alcohol-free drinks with Sparklingly Sober.
Proudly Scottish. Each batch of Sparklingly Sober is lovingly handcrafted by a team of less than 12 people in a small facility outside Glasgow, Scotland. Want to know more about our roots? Visit The Start-Up Drinks Lab for more information.

Brian launched The Paisley Drinks Company in February this year after spotting a gap in the market for craft soda made using only natural ingredients and processes – not loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners – and blended with pure Scottish water.

The Paisley Drinks Company produces high-quality craft soda proudly made in Scotland, using the best natural ingredients and real fruit flavours. They have created a unique range of products as a delicious and healthier alternative to the sugary and artificially sweetened fizzy drinks of the big brands. Championing the ‘Real Soda Revolution’, their flavours include Very Berry Raspberry Lemonade, Dreamy Strawberry Coconut Soda, Mystical Rhubarb Cream Soda and Darkest Blueberry Ginger Soda. Delicious on their own and superb as a mixer, Paisley Drinks Company premium sodas are locally made, distinctive to taste and refreshing to drink.

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