Brews You Can Use
Just when I think I've heard of everything in the drinking world, at least those things that have been around awhile, something else appears.
How powerful is it? Fifteen percent alcohol and an undetermined amount of caffeine (some say, as much as a Red Bull). If that's not a testament to its power, this might be: a decadent country like Scotland nearly banned it. Of course, Scotland is staunchly welfare state and pro-EU, so it is the country of paternalistic politicians, but still. It's a hard-drinking culture by any measure yet there was a serious effort to ban it.
Regardless, Buckfast has become something of Scotland's national drink.
I heard about it in Modern Drunkard Magazine. I wish I could provide a link, but the article doesn't appear to be online.