Bucthorn is a pioneer plantie one of the first invading the land rising from the sea. Hence, this rare plant grows well on the scenic rocky shores of the Finnish archipelago. The bright orange coloured berries are extremely rich in vitamins. They have a strong, unique flavour and it was during the prohibition that they were first put to use as bootleggers found the buckthorn juice a convienient and delicious camouflage for spirits. Finland.