Radionuclides to the rescue

This unifies two things dear to my heart: Scotch whiskey and radiocarbon. Also there’s really nothing more authentic than scammery at the centre of a story on whiskey. Historically, the control was from government sponsored monopolies, leading to illicit production and smuggling; now it’s greedy people seeking to corner the market on rare old drams, which is really about convincing investors that these can be turned up regularly (and sold at airports around the world).

Casks of Scotch whiskey, Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran. July 2019. Author’s image.
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