Scotch secondary market is riddled with fakes

20th December, 2018 by Rupert Millar

Fake whisky has permeated “every” major route to market and as much as a third of all rare Scotch in the global market, valued at £41 million, could be counterfeit a whisky consultancy service has warned.

Three rare whiskies shown to be fakes during the tests

The findings were revealed by Rare Whisky 101 who worked in partnership with Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) to examine bottles of rare malts acquired through various channels.

The market for rare whisky, especially Scotch, is booming at the moment. The record for the most expensive bottle of Scotch (or indeed any other spirit or wine) ever sold has been broken four times this year, in every instance by whisky from the same bottling run of….

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