Buckfast, why not seen

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Fat Cat » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:15 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Game over. We've been quoted in the Guardian. Well in the comments underneath Kevin Philamacgap McKenna's article

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/28/dont-blame-buckfast-for-social-ills

Caution it involves sectarianism.

I expect a rush of ex pat sentimentalists who can't remember how to spell Pollokshaws.


"of contumacious drivel, for instance, from Les Gray"

Worth reading for this line alone.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby banjo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:07 pm

did he not sing with mud?
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby scaryman2u » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:22 pm

banjo wrote:did he not sing with mud?


That`s right, that`s right, that`s right, that`s right.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby motman » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:59 am

In Helensburgh the other week for a funeral. Met up with some of the participants in the Ashton bar and got talking to relatives I've haven't seen for umpteen years, as is the case at funerals. Had my 2 daughters with me (both dahn sarf born) and they were chatting to relatives their own age, subject got down to drink and habits north and south of the border. After most of them left at the end of the evening, one of them came back and presented my daughter with a half bottle of Buckie, announcing it as a pressie from Helensburgh. After the 'thank you, you shouldn't have bothered' bit, cue dad instructing daughter about the water of the devil :twisted:
Just as well I have brought them up well to drink good beer.
Anyway I've never understood the rite of passage thing with Buckie - it is cheaper to get inebriated with the industrial cider available in 3 litre bottles.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:27 pm

A butcher in N.I. is making pasties containing a drop or two of Buckfast.
They are made in Lurgan where the drink is known by some locals as Lurgan Champagne

https://www.doweys.com/collections/pies ... fast-pasty
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby banjo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:01 pm

buckfast sales go down as Eldorado starts to fly off the shelves as they are now doing tonic wine at a much lower price than the buckie.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dot » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 pm

According to an article last year the English put 'Buckfast' into cocktails.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dr ... ked-crime/
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