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World Buckfast Day

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. 




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. 


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How to celebrate World Buckfast Day

If you want to see what Buckfast is all about, you can then order the drink at Irish-Australian owned online liquor retailer HelloDrinks and see for yourself what the craze is about this highly-caffeinated wine. You could also take a trip to Scotland and take part in one of their annual events. You could potentially make new friends and have a good time. Share this holiday on your favorite social media platforms and let your friends know what day it is using the hashtag #worldbuckfastday
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