Vintage Buckie goes up for sale on ebay
A BOTTLE of Buckfast dating back more than 80 years has gone on sale after it was discovered during a house clearance.
The miniature, which makers have confirmed pre-dates the Second World War, was found in
Glasgow. It was uncovered in a clear-out of family items, with owner
Jonathan Porter deciding to have the find tested by J Chandler and company.
After confirmation the bottle is genuine, experts said the drink was bottled prior to 1936, making it at least 83 years old. Mr Porter’s grandparents owned a shop in Glasgow’s Muirend at this time.
“I was helping my dad tidy his attic and found a box with lots of random things from the shop. I didn’t want to open it as I thought it was quite old but it wasn’t until I contacted Buckfast’s makers I realised how old,” he said.
Mr Porter is selling the bottle on ebay, where he describes it as a “truly timeless gift for collectors and lovers of all things Buckfast”.
The bottle of Buckfast dates from before 1936.