Using swede from her neighbour’s Aberdeenshire farm, Claire Rennie, has created the world’s first neep tonic water.

Ms Rennie, founder of small-batch Scottish tonic water Walter Gregor’s explained that the project was prompted by Burns Night: “I love haggis but couldn’t find a suggested drink to pair with it that wasn’t whisky.

"As neeps and tatties are the natural accompaniment for haggis, we started experimenting with Ogilvy Vodka, a potato vodka produced on another Scottish farm in Angus. With some neeps from our neighbour’s farm, we discovered that the infused tonic had a delicious clear, crisp citrus flavour with an aroma of neep."

So using that Ogilvy’s tattie vodka, she created the ‘Neeps and Tatties Cocktail’, describing it as the 'perfect Burns Night aperitif,' when served with a haggis bon-bon.

Ms Rennie founded Walter Gregor’s in 2015 on the Aberdeenshire land her husband’s family has farmed for four generations. With a walled garden full of fresh botanicals, she spotted a gap in the market for a home-grown mixer to complement the rising number of craft gins being produced in Scotland.

The Scottish Neep Tonic is a limited edition and is only available on the Walter Gregor’s website for delivery in the month of January. It is made on site in Aberdeenshire and contains only natural ingredients including carbonated Scottish water, Scottish neep infusion, quinine and sugar from British grown sugar beet.

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