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20-05-2014, 12:57
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Well, not exactly, but it is to be made available in the currently fashionable canned format (http://www.offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14203/Buckfast_cans:_the_perfect_BBQ_accompaniment_.html ). A 250 ml can of the 15% ABV tonic wine will retail for approximately £2.90.
The distributors’ spokesman said this was promoting responsible drinking by making it available in a smaller package but, given that the bottles are resealable while the cans aren’t, you can’t help thinking he’s being a little disingenuous. Knocking back a single can, containing 3.75 alcohol units, will give the ideal boost to the start of a ned’s big night out.
It’s interesting to note, though, that at that price it works out at 77p per unit, well above any suggested minimum price. Buckie may be many things, but dirt cheap it isn’t. There’s more alcohol in a 440 ml can of Tennent’s Super which you would easily be able to get for at least a quid less.

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