Pappy Van Winkle and other scarce spirits deservedly win a high price tag. So does the 1878 Macallan single-malt whiskey. An authentic, unopened bottled, is valued more than $300,000.
So well, if there’s been some fraud cases happening around the booze industry in the world, then you’d have to be someone smart to be able to get a cue that the bottle being served is what you actually are supposed to be drinking.
That wasn’t quite the case though for Zhang Wei, a 36-year-old author from Beijing, who paid about $10,500 for a 2-centiliter shot for what he thought was the 1878 Macallan single-malt whisky at a hotel in Switzerland. Though, the whiskey happened to taste like a whiskey produced around 1970 and was nothing like the vintage variety.
Well, in fact, there were discrepancies present on the bottle’s label that could reveal if at all it was genuine, much before the actual tasting happened. As for Mr Wei, he did receive full reimbursement for his 2-centiliter shot.
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