Beware of the fake ‘rare whisky’ report warns

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With the price at record highs for many desirable bottles of rare whisky, buyers are witnessing increased numbers of fake scotch whisky bottles hitting the market.

According to a BBC report, more than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre were fake.

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

It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

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