A.G. Barr plc
Irn Bru comes from Scotland, and is the best selling drink in the country (the only country where Coca Cola is not number one). The drink is/was advertised as “made from girders”, but whilst the secret recipe is kept locked in a safe, the idea that the drink is made from girders is false. The name Irn Bru, comes from Iron Brew. The word brew had to be changed by law, as no brewing goes on in the making of the drink. The word Iron comes from the fact that the drink was first sold to workers on a bridge (in place of beer).
Whilst the drink has proven to be popular in Scotland, the drink has had limited success down in England and in most of Europe. The drink is however, extrememly popular in Russia.