Some people are paying thousands of dollars for vintage scotch. And scientists say a lot of it is fake. (Well, it’s real scotch … just faked to seem old.)
How can they tell? Easy. Scotch made after 1950 has more radioactive particles due to the proliferation of nuclear bomb testing.
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“So far there have probably been more fakes among the samples we’ve tested than real examples of old whisky.”
The technique the scientists use is