Fake Whiskey: Tips To Avoid Fake Or Misleading Bottles
Jul 11, 2019 10:24 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter
The global whiskey industry is booming and, sadly, so is the market for counterfeit bottles. Over the past few years, from China to the US, countless reports of fake bottles have surfaced. And those are the ones we hear about. It's all too easy these days for frauds to create fake bottles. It's often as simple as getting an empty bottle, filling it, and resealing it.
As investment in whisky grows, many of the well-aged expressions traded aren't opened and instead kept on the shelf until their value rises. Counterfeit bottles and shady operations are growing in whisky markets across the globe. Here's how to avoid them and make sure your bottles are the real deal.