Foo Fighters frontman is a Buckfast fanatic

Dave Grohl, the charismatic frontman of American rock band Foo Fighters, has admitted at a recent Glasgow gig that tonic wine Buckfast is his “favourite drink”.

Foo Figthers frontman Dave Grohl is a big Buckfast fan

As reported by NME, Grohl won praise from Scottish fans after being filmed glugging from a bottle of Buckfast after a Foo Fighters gig at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on Saturday.

In the video, filmed by support band The Van T’s, Grohl said that he “couldn’t leave Glasgow” without enjoying a bottle of the infamous tonic wine, known as ‘wreck-the-hoose-juice’.

“I wasn’t going to say anything but I wasn’t going to leave the city without at least one bottle of this. It’s my favourite drink,” Grohl said in the video clip.

In other Buckfast related news, a butchers in Sitrling has nearly sold out of its first run of Buckfast-laced barbecue sauce before the bottles have even hit the shelves.

As reported by The Sun, Rendalls butches in Clackmannanshire has been inundated with pre-orders of BBQ Buckfast sauce, created by brothers Jason and Gary Rendall, which is due to officially go on sale this week.

“Jason and Gary approached us with the sauce and the development started about a year-and-a-half ago, so we’re delighted to be ready to launch in stores next week,” Buckfast’s marketing manager, Stewart Wilson, told the Daily Record.

“We’ve already taken pre-orders from wholesalers and we’re almost sold out before we’ve gone to market. The uptake on it has been phenomenal,” he added.

In the financial year ending March 2017, sales of Buckfast hit a record high of £43.2m, according to J Chandler & Company, distributor of the tonic wine.

Despite its success, Buckfast’s reputation is frequently tarnished by its association with violence and antisocial behaviour.

A Telegraph article in April 2017 stated Buckfast, known as ‘Buckie’, had been associated with 6,500 reports of antisocial behaviour since 2015. It has been produced by Benedictine monks based at Buckfast Abbey in Devon since in the 1920s. In 2011, the abbey opened its new winery.

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