This Handheld Device Can Detect Fake Whisky in Minutes

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By Kirk Miller As whisky becomes more of a luxury investment, worries about authenticity will arise. But a tech company claims it has developed a quick and portable way to tell you if your tipple is genuine. And it does it by taste. Kind of. Eluceda is a U.K.-based tech firm that specializes in “lab-in-your-hand” devices to identify different materials and substances. Their new rapid authenticity test for whisky comes in the form of a handheld machine, called the E-Sens, that uses customized electrodes with specific catalysts, which react with the “unique groups of molecules” in whisky to prod…

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