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The (Automated) Nose Knows

Handheld device detects whisky fraud: Rare and old whisky can be a significant investment, except for when they are fraudulent. A report states that about one third of rare whisky (and wine) may be fake, leading to $1.5 billion (!) of losses in Europe alone. A hand-held device is now able to detect fraudulent products rapidly. The analysis method involves electrodes that analyze characteristic groups of molecules that can be found in the real product. The device then checks the results against real whisky samples from a database.

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Picture Credit Susanne Kuehne 

Posted on 1 November 2021