Buckfast drinkers were the victims of an unspeakable hoax
Good news for anyone that loves Buckfast.
Given the fact that plenty of people are rightfully calling out fake news, we feel that it's our duty to dispel some malicious rumours that have been circulating about Buckfast.
Ah, Buckfast. Nectar of the gods for some, rocket fuel that leads to a wicked hangover for others.
If you think that the drink isn't that popular, think again. Figures available through the Charity Commission have revealed that the Buckfast Abbey Trust took in £8.8 million for the financial year 2014-2015. £7.3 million of this income is made up of “trading to raise funds,” namely selling the Abbey's tonic wine.
All things considered, the public loves their bottle of Bucky which is why some people on social media were concerned with this recent revelation.
It appears that a nefarious individual was spreading lies on Twitter by saying that the amount of alcohol in each bottle would be cut from 15% to just 7%.
Surely this person needs to be caught, arrested and fired into the sun via the world's most uncomfortable rocket?
Anyways, this Twitter account doesn't actually exist but some people thought that it was real.
For once, 'the Buckfast fear' had nothing to do with an actual hangover.
First there’s a reduction in sugar in #Irn-Bru and now they’re reducing the alcohol percentage in #Buckfast ?? The government’s going the right way about promoting civil unrest in Scotland by the way!
— Educamus Tuition (@educamus1) January 16, 2018
Surely the news coming oot buckfast abbey this morning canna be true
— Grant Johnston (@GrantJohnston1) January 16, 2018
After visiting the official Buckfast website and being redirected to their Twitter account, we can confirm that there will be no changes to the drink.
Here's the official company line.
Following a false statement which was issued on social media. We can confirm that we are NOT changing our recipe or our alcohol content .
— Stewart Wilson (@StewartWilson19) January 16, 2018
As always, if you're having a drink, please be responsible.