FILE PHOTO: A man holds a glass of whisky in the Scottish Highlands, Britain, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/David MoirMore

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A large number of rare and collectable whiskies, sometimes sold for hundreds of thousand of pounds, are likely to be fake, researchers have found.

Investigators from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre used carbon-dating to sample 55 bottles of Scotch bought through the secondary market, discovering that 21 were outright fakes or not distilled

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