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Map shows Scotland is the only country in the world where Coca Cola doesn't own the most popular soft drink

An interesting Tweet showing the map of Coca Cola's world dominance of the soft drinks market has gone viral - thanks to the one country where the drinks company isn't a best seller.

Published: August 18, 2017
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The map shows every country in the world coloured red for places where drinks made by the company behind Coca Cola are the most popular, with one notable exception coloured in blue - Scotland.

The image, which appeared on social media website Reddit, was retweeted thousands of times after Irn-Bru posted it on their Twitter page alongside the nonchalant 'painting fingernails' emoji.

More than a few Reddit users have questioned the sources for the map, and the data behind it, with several pointing out that both North Korea and Cuba wouldn't be viable markets for the American company, and the fact that Faxe Kondi is supposedly the top drink in Greenland.

The doubts cast on the veracity of the map didn't stop thousands of proud Scots using the image to highlight the popularity of our other national drink - Irn-Bru - and it's now been shared over 10,000 times.

First launched in 1901, the orange coloured soft drink has gone on to loom large in Scots culture, with many proudly championing it as part of the country's social fabric.

The drink is so popular in Scotland that it currently sits third in the best selling drinks chart for the whole of the UK, coming in just behind Coca Cola and Pepsi.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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