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Booze News: Gin Takes 2016 Crown & Whisky Found to be Fake

By Anna Spooner on 16/12/16 11:30 AM

Gin Has (Officially) Whisked Us Away

 2016 has officially been crowned the ‘Year of Gin’, with the drink triumphing as Brit’s favourite spirit for the first time ever. In several polls and data analyses across the UK it’s been confirmed – we can’t get enough of the good stuff.

This year has seen the sales of gin in the UK reach a staggering £1.15billion with whisky just nudging ahead slightly with £1.25billion

However, according to Euromonitor data, UK gin sales (including exporting around the world) may even overtake Scotch Whisky by around 2020.


Scotch Worth $1million Found to Be Fake

Rare Whisky 101 (RW101) has discovered that a bottle of 1903 Laphroaig whisky, believed to be the oldest Laphroaig in existence, is actually a fake!

The bottle was bought in 2015 by the brokerage and index firm and was subject to six months of intensive testing including glass ageing, analysis of peat compounds and plenty more. Unfortunately, the results from Oxford University’s Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit have now confirmed that there is a 75% chance that the liquid was created between 2007 and 2009.