The traditional dram has been shaken up as a Glasgow-based drinks firm launched its new range of whisky cocktails.

The Finnieston Distillery Company recently toasted the roll out of their ready-to-drink cocktails, inspired by a 19th century city merchant, and is now currently in negotatians to sell the creations in supermarkets up and down the UK.

Created with the company's own specially blended Scotch whisky folks fancying a creative twist to a dram can try the Finnieston Fling, Old Fashioned Green Tea, Scotch On The Beach and Shanghai Sour.

The official launch follows on from a pilot project, under the comapny's previous name Dram2O, which saw two of the products sold out across Aldi stores in Scotland last year.

James Doig, the CEO of the Finnieston Distillery Company said: "The customer response to last year's pilot demonstrated there was a real demand for our cocktails.

"It also reinforced the research we had condcuted which showed there was a broad market, both male and female, for products which combined familiar cocktail names with the versatility of Scotland's national drink.

"Since we formed the business, our aim has been to take an innovative approach to Scotch whisky  by creating high quality, convenient, ready to drink cocktails with a strong identity.

"Obviously, there are certain traditions adounr whisky drinking - we take the view that people shoudl drink it how they want, not how they'r told to.

"We believe we have produced a range which combines the best elements of traditional and comtemporary flavours."

The whisky used in the cocktails is created in partnership with specialist blenders Douglas Laing & Co.

Doig added that inpsiration for the drinks was taken from a 19th century city merchant.

He said: "Finnieston has a historic association with Scotch whisky distilling and we have taken inspiration from Ebenezer Connal who converted one of his family businesses into a distillery in Finnieston and created whisky infused with exotic herbs and spices and a taste of heather which really madeit stand out from others at the time.

"We thought that approach chimed perfectly with the vision we had for our products so, to some extent, we are taking up where Ebenezer Connal & Co's distillery left off."

The range is fully approved by the Scotch Whisky Association.