£8,000-a-dram whisky is fake
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£7,600-a-dram whisky bought in Swiss hotel was fake

A dram of vintage Scotch bought by a Chinese millionaire in a Swiss hotel bar for £7,600 was a fake, laboratory tests have concluded.

Analysts from Scotland were called in by the Waldhaus Hotel Am See in St Moritz after experts questioned the authenticity of the 2cl shot.

It had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt.

But analysis found that it was almost certainly not distilled before 1970 - and was not a single malt.

  • 02 Nov 2017