Buckfast Tonic Wine 75cl / 15% £6.95 + P & P @TheWhiskyExchange
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Buckfast Tonic Wine 75cl / 15% £6.95 + P & P @TheWhiskyExchange

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Found 18th Feb 2013
The wine, which is still manufactured using many of the same ingredients, is based on a traditional recipe from France. The Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey first made the tonic wine in the 1890s. It was originally sold in small quantities as a medicine using the slogan "Three small glasses a day, for good health and lively blood".
In 1927 the Abbey lost its licence to sell wine. As a result, the Abbot allowed wine merchants to distribute on behalf of the Abbey. At the same time, the recipe was changed to increase the appeal of the product. These changes resulted in increased sales. Modern bottles carry a notice stating that the wine does not have tonic properties of the type claimed by the former slogan.
The wine, which comes into distinct brands depending on the market, has achieved popularity in working class, student and bohemian communities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland, Buckfast (packaged in a darker bottle) has a slightly lower alcoholic strength and lacks vanillin flavouring of the British version. Buckfast sold in Northern Ireland is the same as the rest of the UK.[1]
Buckfast has become associated with anti-social behaviour in Scotland and has entered the popular culture lexicon, with nicknames, such as "Wreck the Hoose Juice", "Commotion Lotion" and "Mrs. Brown".[2] Other nicknames are "Bucky", "Lurgan Champagne", "Buckie Baracas", "Sauce" and "Coatbridge Table Wine".
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if the horse didn't kill you - bucky will. Slange Var
lurgan champagne
nice mixer with Gin
Voted cold.
A play on words ... almost
Delivery from £5.49
The bottom is called the monks toenails
Bottled in england sold in scotland. It's barely heard of anywhere in england
This stuff is lethal!
how is this cheap ??? In Northern Ireland where I live it is normally 6 quid per bottle and the shipping on the site is shocking
keetster83

Bottled in england sold in scotland. It's barely heard of anywhere in … Bottled in england sold in scotland. It's barely heard of anywhere in england



Scotland? Try Glasgowshire.
From the deepest south of England
To Scotland's northern shores
Then across the Irish Sea
To Ireland's drunken whores

From the Hackney fields in London
To Hyde Park, Leeds 6
We've carried the legend onwards
Drink, play and be sick

God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing
God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing

Travelled the wide world over
Sampled Clarets rare and fine
Never sampled nothing quite like Buckfast

Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic Wine

From the 1 in 12 in Bradford
to the Button in Brixton town
Drank so many Buckfast
our heads spun round and around

To the Warzone Centre Belfast
where the locals join the fun
To the Temple Bar in Dublin
we got **** in every one

God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing
God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing

Travelled the wide world over
Sampled Clarets rare and fine
Never sampled nothing quite like Buckfast

Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic Wine

God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing
God bless those crazy monks, who kept the water flowing

Travelled the wide world over
Sampled Clarets rare and fine
Never sampled nothing quite like Buckfast

Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic
mccririck

Scotland? Try Glasgowshire.



No, Scotland. I've seen it all over the country from highlands to lowlands, it's just stereotyped to Glasgow and its surroundings
Correct.
Lovely on my cornflakes in the morn.
Och, Glasgow breakfast.
I'm Scottish and can honesty state I have never tasted Buckfast. Will I get deported?
keetster83

No, Scotland. I've seen it all over the country from highlands to … No, Scotland. I've seen it all over the country from highlands to lowlands, it's just stereotyped to Glasgow and its surroundings



Compared to Glasgow you hardly see it at all on the east coast (I stay in Edinburgh, not common here)
blowbrown

I'm Scottish and can honesty state I have never tasted Buckfast. Will I … I'm Scottish and can honesty state I have never tasted Buckfast. Will I get deported?



I tasted it once. Tastes of chemicals imo.
most cornershops all over england have this crap. it's nasty
Those monks must be laughing.
Ah Chateau Monklands
mccririck

Compared to Glasgow you hardly see it at all on the east coast (I stay in … Compared to Glasgow you hardly see it at all on the east coast (I stay in Edinburgh, not common here)



Try up in Aberdeen, you'll see it there
Edited by: "keetster83" 19th Feb 2013
Buckfast, the cause of most anti-social behaviour in Scotland. Saturday and Sunday mornings around here are met with a sea of broken green glass. Folk even drink it on the bus at 7am, on the way to work.
As recommended by Rab C Nesbitt.
This is about the price it is the the corner shop anyway BUT in general it is good value for money as once you have consumed the high caffeine/alcoholic content, you can then use the glass bottle as a weapon.. well.. that's what shamefully happens here in Glasgow .. turns otherwise decent people in to A-holes Definitely not the type of wine you have on the dinner table!!! xx

Edited by: "Ashley1990" 19th Feb 2013
kevgilbert

This stuff is lethal!



Not quite as lethal as the idiots that play the green trumpet.

This stuff makes good use of the word 'boggin',
Buckfast and a deep-fried kebab. Yummy.
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