Buckfast Tonic Wine is a caffeinated wine that has become part of the Scottish tradition since the 1960’s. The wine was initially made as an herbal remedy to improve health, which is why it is classified as a tonic wine instead of a regular wine. Buckfast was created and distributed from southern England by Benedictine monks in Buckfast Abbey back during the 1890’s. The drink has its origins in French recipes, but despite coming from the English and French, the Scottish have taken akin to this fortifying wine, especially in the city of Glasgow.
WORLD BUCKFAST DAY 2019
History of World Buckfast Day
Each year, there are a large variety of pubs all over Scotland that take part in the celebration of this wine. Events such as Wreck the Hoose have their annual festival where people get to drink and have a good time. However, due to the popularity of this drink, it has also caused some controversy over the past decade. Buckfast has been linked to years of political voting to ban the drink itself to tackle the country’s drinking problem. Buckfast, according to studies, has been linked to anti-social behavior and has its associations with crime reports. Many political members have also recommended a limit on the amount of caffeine in alcoholic drinks to solve this issue. Buckfast has the same amount of caffeine as eight cans of cola.
How to celebrate World Buckfast Day