Buckie Bottle

May 14, 2008 at 19:01 | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Buckie Bottle

The monks of Buckfast Abbey in Devon originally made their Tonic Wine as just that – something with health-giving properties. The same with all Abbey-brewed hoock really – healing herbs in an alcoholic tincture.

These days it’s notoriously the tipple of choice of Glasgow’s drunks. And not only Glasgow – that little bit of Barrow Island dubbed by me the Little Gorbals – has its own heavy drinkers too. Actually Barrow doesn’t have too bad a problem with homelessness but there are always those down on their luck.



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  1. Funny. I just noticed a flickr group about this!


  2. Hey have you and Jackie got together to post complementary posts today?

  3. Um, no, I forgot to pack the Nikoff when I went out yesterday so had to recycle an old picture!

  4. Heh – great minds clearly think alike! (don’t say anything about fools!) 🙂

  5. Across the pond over here, it likely would be a bottle of Ripple from which they’d tipple….
    Ripple has no claim to Abbey fame…

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