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The recipe for the Tonic wine is attributed to the original French monks who settled at Buckfast Abbey in the 1880's. Base wines from Spain, known as mistellas, were imported and to these were added the tonic ingredients according to the old recipe.

By the 1920's 1400 bottles were sold annually, 500 from Buckfast and the remainder by post. In 1927 a London wine merchant was visiting the Abbey, and in conversation with the Abbot, Anscar Vonnier, it was decided that the monks would continue to make the Tonic wine with the distribution and sale to be carried out by a separate marketing company.

In order to broaden its appeal the Tonic was changed slightly from a rather severe patent medicine to a smoother, more mature medicated wine.
Having taken on the marketing of "Buckfast" the distributing company adopted a reserved promotional approach resulting in the widespread appreciation of the product nationally and internationally.

In modern times it continues to be made by the monks of Buckfast Abbey along the same lines and according to the same basic recipe as used in the very early days. The main difficulty lies in the successful addition of inert substances to a base wine - a living and natural entity.

The selection of the base wine is thus of prime importance. Today the base mistellas come from France providing the ideal medium for the skill and expertise of the monks to produce a finished product round and mature to the most discerning of tastes.
 

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Buckfast is the shit man...

Drink a bottle of that, washed down with a couple of beers and your laughing - makes me feel like I'm on drugs...

The washing down with a couple of beers is important, it tastes like a fucking dogs arse!
 

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Is this the drink all the neds in glasgow drink? they always go on about bucky?

Edit: its definetly buckfast they are drinkign in glasgow. Was reading an article about a kid who stabbed another one in the chest because he had his bottle of "buckie" and wouldnt give it back.
 
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Yeah Logikz knows, gives you a buzz nothing like any other drink...

More like you're coming up on some pills or something...

Seriously, you gotta try this stuff man...
 

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funny part is its fortified wine basically, wonder what the active ingredient is.
i heard today we have something similar called 'mead' which im going hunting for later
 

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Mead is a bit like whisky and honey mixed together, quite strong but also really sweet so it's easy to drink...

Doesn't have the same mind bending effects as bucky, more of the kinda thing you drink when you've got a cold and are lying on the sofa with your duvet over you feeling shit, can't face a beer but know you would feel all the better if you were just that little bit drunky...

mmmmmm meeeeeaaadd...
 

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haha god greg a little bit drunky haha cant beleive you said that, i thought that was my secret trick
 
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BUCKFAST GETS YOU FUCKED FAST

It is some strong shit, has similar effect on me to Desperado's, but more severe. That is all.
 

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I LIKE IT GREG, BUT IT ISN'T AS GOOD AS...

HOLT BUCKFAST!

THAT'S RUGGEDX10, AND IT'S AN ANAGRAM OF HOT FUCKBLAST, WHICH IS NICE.
 
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