A BREWER is producing the world’s first Dundee cake ale.

Danny Cullen had his first a batch of 700 bottles from Law Brewing Company ready for Christmas.

It’s flavoured with Seville oranges, almonds, mixed fruit and spice, dark muscovado sugar, barley, oats and hops.

The traditional Scots fruit cake was made famous in the 19th century by Dundee-based Keiller’s Marmalade.

Cullen said: “It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time and I’ve finally got round to it. I wanted it to be as close to the original Dundee cake as possible and I have used most of the same ingredients including orange, fruit, spices and almonds.

“I think this is the first ale made using the same ingredients.

“I’ve made 700 bottles initially but if it takes off I can do more. I think it will appeal to tourists and locals alike, especially with the Dundee connection.”

The beer is for sale at local tourist attractions including Verdant Works, The McManus and Discovery Quay.