Knowledge put to good juice

Brian O’Shea, owner of The Paisley Drinks Company

A FORMER supermarket buyer is using his retail expertise to make a success of his new startup drinks company.

Brian O’Shea launched The Paisley Drinks Company in February after spotting a gap in the market for craft sodas that were made with natural ingredients and processes – rather than sugar or artificial sweeteners.

O’Shea reckons he has created a range that will stand out in the crowded soft drinks chiller, with flavours ranging from rhubarb cream soda to blueberry ginger soda.

He said: “We wanted to develop unique flavours that would really resonate with customers. For example, the strawberry coconut soda is based on Scotland’s favourite sweet treat, the snowball.

“It’s also pretty incredible when mixed with rum and has become my own new favourite tipple.

“This idea for a craft soda came to me when my wife was pregnant and was looking for an interesting, non-alcoholic drink and we realised how limited the choice is.”

The full range is available to stock now.