Counterfeiting is understood to be a major problem for the drinks industry in Scotland which seeks new methods of detection. To tackle this counterfeiting of Scotch Whisky a new method using laser technology has been developed.
Scotland is famous not only for its Scotch Whisky but also for many adventure activities like canyoning and white water rafting. The researchers at St Andrews University claims that they can work out a whisky’s brand, age and cask by using a ray of light the size of a human hair. The test could prove if a whisky is genuine or not using a sample no bigger than a teardrop.
The technique involves researchers placing a tiny amount of whisky on a transparent plastic chip no bigger than a credit card.