This file handout photo by the Hotel Waldhaus am See in St Moritz shows a bottle of whisky labelled as having been made in 1878 by the revered Scotch maker Macallan, at the hotel's Devil's Place Whisky Bar. But the whisky was actually distilled between 1970 and 1972. Photo: AFP

A Chinese millionaire paid US$10,000 for a glass of fake 1868 whisky. But he’s not the only victim of the counterfeit whisky wave

  • Almost 40 per cent of ‘rare vintage’ whiskies tested by Scottish experts were either fake or distilled in different years than they were labelled
  • One expert said that in 30 years of testing he had never found a single genuine bottle of pre-1900 whisky
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This file handout photo by the Hotel Waldhaus am See in St Moritz shows a bottle of whisky labelled as having been made in 1878 by the revered Scotch maker Macallan, at the hotel's Devil's Place Whisky Bar. But the whisky was actually distilled between 1970 and 1972. Photo: AFP
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