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I don't see Buckies very often in England, although I can see at least 3 cases of it from my desk.
Apparently the Scots love it. Buckies and Tennents, mmm mmm!
although some offies refuse to stock it because of the amount of underage kids who drink it. and it causes violence apparently. especially if mixed with red bull
who made their corner store guy order it in especially. Now I know where I can always find it.
and prepare to be very disturbed. This was a craze that was sweeping the nation (a very select segment of the nation) last year for a bit.
(b) homeless people
(c) people who only have a tenner and want to get hammered
it's a regular favourite round these parts. i once saw a street named 'buckfast square' in corby. if you know anything about corby, you'd find that very very funny...
i'm from galway, which has the honourable distinction of 'buckfast capital of ireland'
my mate used to drink it all the time
it's everywhere in scotland. i went to T in the Park on year and the campsite was littered with empties.
only place i've seen it (not that I look for it, mind) on sale in England (strange, as it's made here) is one off license near my flat, but it's totally the most ghetto one i've ever been to. they don't have many fridges so they just keep the heating off to keep the booze cold and the woman who works there scowls at you if you ask for a carrier bag.
In an abbey.
(strange, as it's made here)
to post there
it's not a theme park :(
Good on them.
by someone buying alcohol they didn't intend to consume while slumped at the bus stop outside the shop.
I found it in a few shops here and there. The one time I bought it, my gflatmate at the time poured it down the sink, claiming she never wanted to see it in the flat again.
did she elaborate?
and all neds
i'm gonna have a bottle tonight
it's fucking horrid
when I was down in london, was like 7 quid a bottle though!
it features a trip to Buckfastleigh Abbey where they make the stuff, I've been past a few times. And if I remember correctly from the book if you turn up and ask for a drink there's some sort of old tradition where they provide you with some buckfast if you're a weary traveller. Or did I just make that up. Will re-read and report back.
line from the wiki entry..
In recent times, Buckfast has achieved a surprising level of popularity within working class and bohemian communities in certain parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
''Aside from 'Buckie', other nicknames include 'tonic', 'commotion lotion' and 'wreck-the-hoose juice'.''
'a bottle of buckfast in the street'
This gets LOL of the day
could easilly have missed it though.
And i like to look out for it too as I'm half Scottish and my cousins used to love it.
barely a soul drinks it in the North
has sold it - london, notthingham, liverpool and cambridge. it's nowhere near as rare or difficult to buy in the uk as people make out.
it's fucking rough stuff. not sure if i could deal with it nowadays. i went through a phase when i was a student where it was an interesting novelty, but i realised that drinking two bottles on or as a night out will a. possibly make you act like a bit of a twat b. definitely give you a terrible comedown-esque hangover.
i used to know a guy who'd wake up on a heavy hangover and drink buckie-whisky coffee to sort himself out. it truly is a drink designed for hobos, students and twats.
while a lot of hobos/students/twats drink it, i actually find it has a really good effect on me -become all friendly and happy, whereas if i was drinking vodka or whisky i'd be acting the twat. but it has a bad rep, defo
I absolutely love the stuff.
Its quite popular here (N.Ireland)
get bottles for special occasions,when me and my mate were over in dublin for radiohead in june we found a shop and got a couple of bottles but the labeling was different and it had more of a vintage creamy taste to it,was different than the bottles you get in the west of scotland.
We used to just call it "a bottle of poo"
or is this slang for a bucks fizz breakfast?
It's magic stuff.
punks drink this shit surely?
about 60/40 split...you end up with something that's around 7% strength and tastes not dissimilar to a northern french/belgian blonde beer. So in another words gets you hammered quickly and tastes good too.
in fact a few weeks back i was in sleazys and we had bucktini's.
Taboo, lemonade and buckie - man were we all fucked.
who was certainly a punk, but not that crusty and he had a tattoo of the buckfast label on his stomach. Nice Chap. Loon though.
seriously, they should give whoever invented them a medal.
i'm lucky enough to live in the part of the world designated "the buckfast triangle" because they sell so much of it here
A buckfast jag. Wow.
a nicotine stained thumb would usually hold the letter opening duties.
Although, I WANT ONE.
I visited the abbey when my band was on tour (we made the stop especially) and the monks were all very nice. Quite keen to pretend that they mainly make shoe polish and candles and stuff from beeswax and they tended to play down the tonic wine. But we all know the truth!
Lovely abbey though :]
i thought it was alright.
i'm an easy man to please.