Vintage whiskies found to be fake
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Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory this year have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).

It used advanced radiocarbon dating to reach its conclusions, a technique commonly used for forensic or archaeological investigations.

  • 20 Dec 2018