Researcher Creates ‘Artificial Tongue’ That Can Detect Fake Whiskey
How much are you willing to bet on your ability to tell the difference between a top shelf whiskey and something your best mate’s Grandad cooked up in his shed?
Uwe Bunz, a researcher from the University of Heidelberg has developed a ‘synthetic tongue’ that can differentiate between whiskeys based on their brand, age, blend and even country of origin with astonishing accuracy!
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While Bunz admits his invention can’t identify an unknown sample, it can compare a sample to other known samples. “If you buy a crate of expensive whiskeys,” he said, “you can test if they are actually what you think they are.”
The artificial tongue is actually a fluorescent solution.