A CRAFTY Scot who can’t bear to go on holiday without his beloved Buckfast has came up with a ruse to beat airport security rules.
Aaron Tait decanted a 750ml bottle of the tonic wine into 10 small black plastic bottles.
And because each bottle contained less than 100ml of liquid he hoped to be able to take them in his hand luggage to Amsterdam.
Airport rules currently state that EU passengers can take a maximum of ten containers of up to 100ml, held in a clear plastic bag, on a flight in their hand luggage.
Aaron, from Prestwick, South Ayrshire, shared an image on Twitter showing an empty 75cl glass bottle of Buckfast next to several black plastic containers in a transparent bag.
The Scot wrote: “Only had hand luggage and cannae get Buckfast in Amsterdam so went with the ten 100ml bottles rule.”
Aaron hasn’t been heard from on social media since he posted so it remains unclear whether he made it through security.
But his snap has been retweeted almost 200 times on Twitter and received thousands of comments after being reshared on Facebook.
Its highest sales are currently in Glasgow and its surrounding areas.
Trade magazine, The Grocer reported last month that sales of ‘Bucky’ had rocketed by 7.9% – or £2m – to £26.9m in the past year.
It made it to the 91st place in the magazine’s league table of Britain’s Biggest Alcohol Brands.