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Scottish Scientists Develop Bootleg Whisky Test

Scottishscientists have developed a new technique for detecting potentially-fatal bootleg whisky. The laser device, which can detect fake whisky and other spirits, could save hundreds of lives worldwide each year and help prevent serious injuries such as permanent blindness caused by contaminated alcohol. Researchers said the on-the-spot test could lead to the development of portable detectors allowing people to test to see if their drinks had been spiked. (The Scotsman)