Haul of fake Scotch hints at wider world of counterfeits

9th December, 2016 by Rupert Millar

Fake Scotch whisky worth close to £1 million has been removed from the market in what one broker has called “just the tip of the iceberg”.

Rare Whisky 101, a whisky analyst, broking and investment company, has said it has found a haul of fake Scotch of very high quality that has been in the auction market for some time.

The bottles include a Laphroaig 1903 (pictured) – long reputed to be one of the oldest whiskies from that distillery in existence – worth £100,000 and two sets of Fine & Rare Macallan worth £500,000 and £250,000 respectively. Altogether the Scotch was worth around £850,000.

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Rare Whisky 101’s founders, Andy Simpson and David Robertson, reportedly acquired the bottle….

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