Danny Alexander samples 'namesake' GingerRodent beer

Danny Alexander MP has attended the launch of a new beer called GingerRodent, which shares the moniker that was once hurled at him by a Labour opponent.

The Chief Treasury Secretary tasted his namesake tipple at the Cairngorm Brewery in Aviemore, Scotland.

Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander samples the Ginger Rodent beer Credit: Ian Rhind/Cairngorm Brewery/PA Wire

The deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman branded Mr Alexander "a ginger rodent" in a speech to the Scottish Labour party conference in 2010 and was later forced to apologise.

Mr Alexander later quipped on Twitter: "I am proud to be ginger and rodents do valuable work cleaning up mess others leave behind."

The label of Cairngorm Brewery's GingerRodent beer Credit: Cairngorm Brewery/PA Wire