Monday, January 18, 2010

Brothers, Are You Your Brothers' Keeper?

In Scotland, Benedictine monks produce a fortified wine called Buckfast that is very often abused by Scottish drinkers.

It is estimated that Scots spend £50,000 a day on the drink, which is variously known as “bottle of beat the wife”, “liquid speed” and “wreck the hoose juice”.

It has 15% alcohol and 281 milligrams of caffeine, as much as 8 cans of soda. So it's quite profitable, but also quite damaging to those who abuse it. Let's have a poll, tell me what you think about this situation: should monks manufacture something so subject to abuse?

1 comment:

Borepatch said...

I prefer a bloody mary for my build-yourself-up-while-you-tear-yourself-down moments.