May 17, 2004

Beware Italians Bearing Whisky

If there's a booming market in antique whisky, the creative entrepreneur knows just what to do.

Buy old whisky bottles, fill them with rotgut, and sell them to credulous collectors for a hefty profit.

Who's to blame?

"The finger generally points to Italy; it may be terribly unkind to say that, but the Italians are master forgers. From classical times with major pieces of artwork there is a long and heroic history of forgery. But this is very bad luck, as a good forgery is almost impossible to detect, especially if the forger is using original bottles and refilling."

Posted by Bigwig at May 17, 2004 10:44 PM | TrackBack
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