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Buckfast – I told you sho


WITH Hogmanay approaching, the Times reports that, following the introduction of minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland, sales of Buckfast tonic wine – the ‘sacred swally’ favoured by Rab C Nesbitt – are at record levels. 

This bears out my prediction in March 2018, that ‘the Nats’ scheme will therefore penalise cost-conscious responsible drinkers but do nothing to deter the anti-social habits of those devotees of Buckfast whose interest in its potency trumps any concerns over its price’. You can read my full report here.

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Gary Oliver
Gary Oliver
Gary Oliver is an accountant who lives in East Lothian.

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