BUCKFAST sausages are flying off the shelves in a Perthshire butchers, with more than 30 kilos being sold since Friday.
Beaton Lindsay, who owns Lindsay Butchers in Perth, took up the task of making the tonic wine-flavoured bangers after being challenged by a chef.
After mashing together a batch with apprentice Shaun Kay, the pair believed they had struck gold when tasking the treats - which they have named “Buckey Bangers”.
Mr Lindsay said: “It was the chef at the Queens Hotel who asked if I could make them and I went about it just for a giggle.
“I would never actually drink Buckfast, I had it once and thought “this is minging”, but when you put it in sausages they are absolutely cracking.
“I can’t explain what they taste like, they’re just lovely.”
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Beaton took pictures of the bangers and once followers on his Facebook page saw the end result, they twisted his arm into making some more and putting them on sale.
To his amazement, the shop has sold 30 kilos since Friday, and staff are busy making more to meet the demand.
He said: “To be honest, we weren’t even going to sell them initially and it wasn’t until we put the pictures on Facebook that it was clear people wanted them on sale.
“We’ve had an incredible 181,000 views on Facebook as a result.”
The decision to put them on sale was met with good response on social media, with many of Mr Lindsay’s customers saying they would make be trying the sausages.
Earlier this year, The Scottish Labour party called for drinks with high alcohol and caffeine contents, such as Buckfast, to be banned.
The wine has consistently been linked with anti-social behaviour and violence in Scotland.
In 2013, it was revealed Buckfast had been linked to almost 7,000 crimes in Scotland over the last three years.