Buckfast, why not seen

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby tobester » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm

I managed the Spar in Russelcolt St in Coatbridge for a few months in 1997, was the first one I was in that sold buckfast, couldnt get away with the amount I had to order, used to get 5 cages worth in on the turs deliver (1 cage held 20case, 1 case was 12 bottles), so I got 1200 bottles, and that lasted me till the delivery on monday (just), it was on one 4' long shelf behind the counter, sold for £3.95 and I never saw any hassle with people buying it. Most were in their 30s at the time, came in bought a bottle of wine.

Nowadays, sadly, i think its the wee wankers that think that theyre hard men in groups, we know them, velour trackies, bitches in PJs the usual dregs.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby fourbytwo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:15 am

:twisted: ....perhaps living in Coatbridge was too much...!
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby tobester » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:18 pm

I drove there ::):
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby banjo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:03 pm

retails at 6.95 in my local shop thesedays.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Mori » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:46 pm

ET

Buckfast now top seller in Britain

11 Mar 2010

Buckfast is now Britain’s best-selling brand of fortified wine.

Sales of the controversial drink, which critics have linked to the Asbo culture, have soared by 40% in the past year to £31million.

Buckfast has overtaken Harveys Bristol Cream, the nation’s favourite sherry, as well as Martini and various brands of port such as Croft and Cockburn’s
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:56 pm

It's nice with ice:
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Doorstop » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:09 pm

I was going to say it'd be a bit dilute .. but it probably still killed half the bloody fish.
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Postby bcuk10 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:36 am

Tamandee wrote:There is another favourite tipple not mentioned as yet. Can anyone guess its name? Yes, Scotsmac (aka Wham's Dram?). This delightful beverage was also brewed in Largs, this one by JH Wham. A dreadful concoction of whisky and wine -- puts Southern Comfort in another light, eh? :D [/i]


this is the stuff you mean i found this in my local park i wonder if it will make a come back ::):

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby banjo » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:31 pm

the label draws your attention to think scotch what with lochs and thistles and yet the whiskey is spelled with an e as in irish whiskey.they sell it in asda so i think i will investigate further. :?:
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dot » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:47 pm

banjo,

I found this on here which suggests it is made in Bristol?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotsmac


Does anyone know why the alcohol content in Buckfast is different in the Republic of Ireland than in the UK?
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Autolycus » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:31 pm

It ain't just the alcohol content. Look at the caffeine levels.

"Green bottle" Buckfast tonic wine, usually found in the United Kingdom
Red wine based aperitif.
Sodium glycerophosphate, an emulsifier.
Dipotassium phosphate, a protein stabiliser
Disodium phosphate, a stabiliser and emulsifer.
Caffeine, 37.5 mg/100ml (i.e. 0.0375 % w/v)
Vanillin

"Brown bottle" Buckfast variant, typically from Ireland
Red wine based aperitif
Sodium and potassium glycerophosphates - both measured at 0.65% w/v.
Disodium phosphate, a stabiliser and emulsifer.
Caffeine, 55 mg/100ml (i.e. 0.055% w/v)
Sulfite preservatives.

Back to the alcohol content. Is there perhaps a cut-off point in Irish legislation where the duty increases once the alcohol gets to 15%?
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby tobester » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:47 pm

2 funny things over the last few weeks ive came across with this manky drink are...

In the daily star they described it as an aperitif...::):...imagine it...haw shug, gonna gies a swig of yer aperitif big mahn.

and

When they cleared the shrubbery from what was the disused platform at airdire, there was that many of the bottles on it, im sure NR couldve paid for the whole a2b extension by returning the empties
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Autolycus » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:52 pm

tobester wrote:2 funny things over the last few weeks ive came across with this manky drink are...

In the daily star they described it as an aperitif...::):......................



Most Buckie drinkers you see on the streets are in need of anewperateef.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby tobester » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:14 pm

Autolycus wrote:
tobester wrote:2 funny things over the last few weeks ive came across with this manky drink are...

In the daily star they described it as an aperitif...::):......................



Most Buckie drinkers you see on the streets are in need of anewperateef.


I think that calls for a wee....

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Luco » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:10 am

banjo wrote:the label draws your attention to think scotch what with lochs and thistles and yet the whiskey is spelled with an e as in irish whiskey.they sell it in asda so i think i will investigate further. :?:

Was it not known as 'The Bams Dram'? :)
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