Fans of the tonic wine will be disappointed to hear the the production of Buckfast has been halted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The official statement from Buckfast was posted on social media, and reads: "Given the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, we wanted to take time to update you on our position.
"With immediate effect our offices and production lines will temporarily close, this decision was not taken lightly, however we must act on the Governments advice.
"Our safety and wellbeing of our employees, and the wider community is of the utmost importance. We must play our part in helping to protect our NHS by asking our employees to stay at home.
"With the temporary closure, our distribution network will be freed up to play it’s part in delivering vital essential commodities across the United Kingdom at this time. Our production will commence as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding."
Michael Onk founder of World Buckfast Day said: " Although Buckfast production has come to a temporary halt World Buckfast Day is still planned to go ahead in May, though the celebrations may be restricted to the kitchen, garden and living room rather than the local pub, club or restaurant.
"We will play it by ear and follow government advice over the next few weeks."
Given the unprecedented Covid-19 situation, we wanted to take time to update you on our position.
With immediate effect our offices and production lines will temporarily close, this decision was not taken lightly, however we must act on the Governments advice. Part 1
— Stewart Wilson (@StewartWilson19) March 24, 2020
This move comes after the UK and Scottish governments announced that the country is effectively in lockdown in a bid to slow the coronavirus spread.
All non-essential businesses have been ordered to close and the public urged to stay at home for at least three weeks.
Fans took to social media to express their upset at the move, with one tweeting: "I do NOT need to hear this right now!"
Another added: "Dont mind me just popping to the shop to snatch up a few cold ones then."
Ruth Davidson MSP welcomed the move tweeting: "Buckfast acting responsibly."
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, the drink has gone to become huge business, returning J Chandler & Co, the company that distributes it, £4.3m in pre-tax profits for 2017.