Scientists at Strathclyde University in Glascow, Scotland, have found new ways to test the validity of Scotch whiskey.
The Engineer reports that researchers from the university’s Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry have been able to distinguish authentic Scotch from counterfeit Scotch using mid-infrared spectrometry in conjunction with immersion probes that have optical fibers.
A series of tests has found successful results in identifying authentic and fake Scotch. Researchers hope this tool will be able to supplement the whiskey industry’s current testing methods for authenticating Scotch, and do so in a more timely fashion.
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