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Buckfast cans will not be sold in Ireland

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Buckfast in cans isn’t happening in Ireland any time soon.

The news emerged at the weekend that the famous tonic wine is being made available in 25cl cans in the UK.

However, a spokesperson for Buckfast’s Irish distributor, Findlater Wine and Spirit Group, told that: “There are no plans in the short term to distribute the cans in Ireland.”

When pressed,  and asked if that simply means there are no plans at all to distribute the 25cl tins, we were told: “No. No plans.”

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Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and distributed in Scotland by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover. Mention of the wine was removed from the Abbey’s website at some point after July 2011.

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