Bottle of $34.99 Buckfast and 'spiced rum' Glenfarclas spotted on set of Batgirl

The bottles are part of a liquor store set in Glasgow, as filming of the new DC film gets underway.

Published 13th Jan 2022
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Over the course of this week, parts of Glasgow are being transformed for filming of the new Batgirl movie. The city has previously been used for shooting scenes for the upcoming Flash and Batman films.

The city centre and a disused tunnel in the west end are key areas that are being used so far.

In the city centre, billboards have been put up, street art created and a Christmas market erected as part of the film.

As well as this, shop fronts in the Merchant City have been turned into American style outlets, including a liquor store, which has a bottle of Buckfast in the window priced at $7.99.

Picture: John Devlin

It is next to a bottle of 21 year old Glenfarclas single malt, which is being advertised as spiced rum. A quarter bottle is priced at an eye-watering $34.99.

The popular tonic wine, which is made in the south of England, has a huge market in Scotland where it has had more than its fair share of controversy over the years.

First created by a religious order in an Abbey in Devon, Buckfast, in its modern form, began to take shape in the 1920s when the distribution of the bottles was given over to a wine merchant, who, to increase the appeal, advised “enhancing” the formula to create a smoother flavoured medicated wine.

Glenfarclas 21 year old is a single malt whisky, not a spiced rum, and is made by the family-run company in Speyside.

Last year their 25 year old single malt was named the overall winner at this year's Spirit of Speyside awards, having also won a sliver award in the 21 year and over category.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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