In the 1950’s a popular bar drink was scotch and water served in a high ball glass. It sounds plain and boring but scotch drinkers obviously knew something intuitively about mixing water with scotch.  In 2017, when everything undergoes analysis, scientists can now explain why adding water to your scotch makes it taste better.  Two…

August 9,2017 – Newcastle, England Shopkeeper Najeb Kosar, proprietor of J & A Mini Market located at 813-815 Welbeck Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne UK faced the magistrates for liquor violations regarding selling fake vodka.  Mr. Kosar faces a license revocation as the result of being found guilty of offering for sale counterfeit liquor. In December…

The counterfeit liquor industry is growing by the day.  The scourge of Asia has made its way across the EU, down to South America and throughout the USA. It is not a new phenomenon for bars, clubs, lounges, resorts and casinos to try to boost their alcohol sales nor their profits, what is new is…

The Mexican Government began a series of raids targeting reports of tainted and fake alcohol at Resorts on Friday August 11, 2017. The raids were announced on Monday August 14, 2017 by the Authorities in Mexico. The result of the raids was the confiscation of 10, 000 gallons of illicit alcohol from 31 establishments including…

On July 19, 2017, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Officers (HMRC) raided a fake vodka factory in Aintree, outside of Liverpool. During the raid, the HRMC discovered a Vodka bottling operation, including a 1000-liter drum suspected of containing fake vodka, a bottling machine, cases of fake bottles, labels and caps. The fake vodka was being bottled…

August 11, 2017 – Birkenhead, UK Mailvaganam Sathakaran, a shopkeeper in Birkenhead, was found guilty by a jury of the Liverpool Crown Court in relation to charges of selling fake vodka. The trail is the result of a raid with a search warrant on November 10,2015, Helen Richardson, Prosecutor informed the jury. Trading standards officer…

First Cancun now Detroit… High end hotels, bars, and restaurants just don’t seem to understand that liquor fraud is plain stupid and a public health hazard. Michigan Liquor Enforcement released the details of the charges and violations that resulted in a fine for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Detroit. The most concerning of…

Smirnoff Vodka because of its popularity and affordable price has been a popular premium brand for alcohol counterfeiters. These fake or refilled bottles pose a potentially deadly public health risk. The vodka is made illegally and can have deadly methanol alcohol as a result of improper distilling and additives. A top rated Indian restaurant in…

July 29, 2017 – Texas Border The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) regulates alcohol throughout Texas from the manufacturing process through the wholesale distribution and into the retail establishments. In recent years their resources have had to switch to monitoring the border with Mexico because of a constant flow of fake alcohol being smuggled into…

Dangkoa, Cambodia –  July 27,2017 The proceeds from two non-descript raids in early July resulted in the seizure of 915 cases of what Authorities termed as fake beer. The Deputy Chief of Interior Ministry’s Anti- Economic Crimes Department, Long Sreng announced that the 200 boxes of Corona Beer and 715 boxes of Budweiser Beer were…