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Monkish Crime

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Just saw this story about the criminal links to Buckfast Wine.

 

It woud appear that the good monks of Buckfast Abbey are fuelling a crime wave in Scotland with their tonic wine!

 

Does anyone here drink it?

 

I recall the stuff from the 50s but had forgotten all about it - could be ideal for a rave party.

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It would be more interesting to know how often other drink brands are mentioned in these crime reports, or how often beer/large/wine are mentioned in general.

 

Being mentioned 5,000 times in three years doesn't seem that high to me, especially for Scotland's largest police force.

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On the radio this morning it said that Buckfast was responsible for just 0.5% of sales but 40% if drunken young offenders had drunk it. Also the bottle had been used in over a 100 assaults.

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But that's more to do with the fact it is 15% and sweet so popular with under age drinkers.

 

The bottle being used in 114 assaults in 3 years is also pretty low, how many Stella bottles are used? or pint pots?

 

It seems like Buckfast is more of a scape goat for massive amounts of uncontrolled under age drinking.

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Heehee the tonic wine, I know a few alcoholics who drink it. I don't mind a glass of it, it has a unique taste, like a mix of Port & wine but not vile. IIRC it is quite strong, this news is not a surprise.

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I used to partake as a teen in Ireland. The high caffeine content is the main reason for the problems. Drunk hyperactive teens generally attract trouble!

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Could be the Scots will have to turn to this. And it's a Scottish product too.

 

Goodness this all brings back memories - Cyprus sherry next!

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Good god....

 

It's a cultural thing!!!!

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