The World’s Most Expensive Scotch Was a Fake

Ever since Rudy Kurniawan was convicted of fraud for selling counterfeit wine, collectors have been more careful when buying rare and expensive wines. Counterfeiting also extends to rare whiskey, and that was the case for Zhang Wei. The wealthy Chinese national paid $10,050 for a single dram of what he thought was 1878 Macallan single malt Scotch at the Devil’s Place bar in the Waldhaus Am See Hotel in Switzerland. However, many Scotch experts became skeptical of the validity of the Scotch...

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