Brian at Paisley Org has asked me to do this blog to tell the fine people of paisley more about the Paisley Drinks Co and what my ambitions are for the brand.
I’ve worked in the Food and Drink industry for a number of years now and the Scotland Food & Drink scene is booming, In 2016 it generated £13.9 billion to the Scottish economy and the Scottish Government has set out an ambition to take that to £30billion by 2030. During my role as a supermarket buyer I was lucky enough to visit a lot of businesses in this sector across Scotland so I have seen the growth of the industry first hand.
Having now lived in Paisley for over a decade now I am proud to call it home. I was inspired by how the whole town got behind the 2021 bid even though the bid was unsuccessful it has put a lot of positivity back into Paisley and there are lots of great projects being carried out to move Paisley forward.
In Spring 2018 I started work on developing a range of premium sodas after seeing the rapid growth of the craft beer and gin markets, with new brands popping up all over Scotland. I looked at the Soda market and felt there was a gap for a high quality range of craft sodas created using only natural ingredients. It felt right to recognise Paisley in the name, Paisley as been at the start of many great things and my hope is that the Paisley Drinks Co will follow suit.
Something New – We produce great tasting craft sodas as exciting alternatives to the traditional big brand flavours. We’ve created unique recipes with real fruit flavours which are delicious to drink and unrivalled in the marketplace.
Our 100% Natural commitment – We use only the best, natural ingredients in all our products, blended with pure Scottish water. Using unrefined sugar, our sodas are completely free of artificial colourings, flavourings or additives such as aspartame, making them a healthier option.
We’re leading the way in the Real Soda Revolution – We believe drinking soda should be fun, enjoyable and totally guilt free. We want to spread the word – and taste – that our quality craft soda is a real, better and healthier alternative to chemical fizz.
We’re a small local business with big ambition – Born in Paisley, we want to become the most popular soda label in the land. Our elephant brand reflects our enormous ambition to grow and develop into a strong market leading company.
And last but not least here are our flavours
Very Berry Raspberry Lemonade
One of our most popular flavours, our Very Berry Raspberry Lemonade has a taste of summer in every sip. Zesty, tangy and a gorgeous deep pink, this refreshing soda is a perfect mix of fruit and fizz. Made using only the best natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, there are just 73 calories in every bottle. Relish and enjoy over a tall glass of ice.
Dreamy Strawberry Coconut Soda
Quite simply divine, our Dreamy Strawberry Coconut Soda is a match made in heaven – rich strawberry and creamy coconut blended to absolute perfection. Made using only the best natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, there are just 78 calories in every bottle. Feel the fruit burst through with every sip.
Mystical Rhubarb Cream Soda
Full of nostalgia but with a contemporary twist, our Mystical Rhubarb Cream Soda is fresh, sharp and perfectly sweet. With just enough bubbles to let the flavour burst through, it’s crisp, classy cream soda at its very best. Made using only the finest natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, there are just 55 calories in every bottle. Reminisce with every delicious mouthful!
Darkest Blueberry Ginger Soda
Our boldest flavour in the range, our Darkest Blueberry Ginger Soda is lip-smackingly good! Guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds, it’s also subtly sweet with a distinctive scent too. Made using only the best natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, there are just 86 calories in every bottle. Delicious on its own or mixed with your favourite spirit.