The real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby'sThe real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby's
The real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby's

Around 40 per cent of vintage whisky bottles are fake – but now the Verifier app and an artificial tongue can date an old Laphroaig, Talisker or Ardbeg single malt accurately

A Laphroaig labelled 1903 was probably distilled around 2011, a Talisker supposedly distilled in 1863 was bottled after 2007 and a 1964 Ardbeg actually dated back to 1995 or later – now Scottish professors are using radiocarbon dating and an artificial tongue to get to the bottom of the bottle

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The real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby'sThe real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby's
The real deal? Radiocarbon dating can be used to get to the bottom of counterfeit vintage whisky debates. Photo: Sotheby's
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