Bon Accord is a Scottish family soft drinks company, originally set up in 1903 by the current owner’s Great-Great-Grandfather. The famous glass bottles were a familiar sight in homes and on street doorsteps for generations. For over 100 years Bon Accord found a place in the hearts of the nation before operations closed in 2000.

Back after 16 years, our drinks are made with high quality ingredients and are all 100% naturally sweetened with coconut nectar and fruit juice, with no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Our range includes old favourites like Bona-Cola and Cream Soda as well as reimagined and innovative flavours for today like the delicious Rhubarb Soda and Salted Pink Grapefruit Soda.

Now based in Edinburgh, we have always been a family business with strong Scottish roots and an entrepreneurial vision. And in 2020, using that vision has been more important than ever. Following the announcement of national lockdown in March, our main customer based of small, independent retailers and cafes all but disappeared overnight. We knew that it was essential to the health of the business to diversify and we threw our energy into developing an e-commerce site which allowed us to sell direct to customers. Thankfully, this was hugely successful and our customers seem to love having a ‘treat’ juice available while they were at home more.

Despite many of our on-trade customers temporarily closing we have continued to work with many of them as they diversified their businesses to adapt to the new normal. Home delivery services like Keep Edinburgh (and Glasgow) Thriving, Root to market, Good Brothers and Schop have given us the opportunity to stay connected with our end customers while continuing to cultivate the relationships with the wonderful small food and drink businesses around the country by promoting them through our marketing channels.

And true to the values of our business, it was important to us that we showed our support within our local communities by donating hundreds of bottles of juice to hospitals and foodbanks in Scotland.