Carbon-Dated Whisky

There is nothing surprising about wanting to date a whisky that claims to be more than a century old, especially if the price of the centenarian nectar is over $100,000 a litre. It’s a brilliant idea to authenticate the personal data of the precious liquid, before any transaction, by way of isotope particles. Counterfeiters will then have to artificially age their contraband twice before offering it for sale and this “Carbon-14 Certification” will probably become a supreme quality label. And no Scotsman will toss a caber onto your head for having doubted, for a moment, the nobility of their most famous malt, if it doesn’t come with the scientific seal of approval.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/24/world/scotch-counterfeit-test-scn-trnd/index.html

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