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.
“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