Lock and load: How closures makers are battling counterfeiters

Gone are the days when closures were simply to seal bottles and stop them leaking. Today they’ve become shock troops in the war against fake spirits. Behind every successful spirit brand lurks a shadowy trail of dodgy bottles. Some will be complete counterfeits, while others are merely bottles refilled with a cheap alternative. It was ever thus, as countless investigations have revealed over the years. In 1896 an analysis of whisky sold in 30 Glasgow…

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