THE classic whisky cocktail Old Fashioned has been given a modern twist by with the launch of the world’s first dispensing vending machine.

The unique contraption is hitting the road for a UK-wide tour - and will stop off in Scotland’s biggest city next month.

Whisky cocktails are continuing to grow in popularity, but are known to take a bit longer to put together when compared with other drinks.

The creators of the machine have said they are on a mission to change this by delivering free Old Fashioned serves to drinkers in a flash.

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Whisky lovers can build their cocktail by pulling levers and turning wheels. However, what happens inside the machine itself remains a closely guarded secret.

Rod Gillies, head of innovation at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Everyone loves a good Old Fashioned, and our maple syrup version is a cracker.

“But what would make it even better is being able to get hold of one wherever you are, on demand.

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“So we’re stripping away the rules and complexity which sometimes surround Scotch and making it quick and simple to get a brilliant drink.”

The machine will come to Glasgow street food market The Dockyard Social on Haugh Road on May 24.

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