Experts Say Thousands of Counterfeit Whiskey Bottles Are Being Sold

May 3, 2021

Bourbon is more popular than ever with collectors and consumers, but experts say counterfeiters are cashing in on the popularity by selling bootleg bourbon. Experts say counterfeiters have taken empty bottles of high-end bourbon, filled them up with cheaper whiskey and then resold them for huge profits. Inside Edition went to Acker, America’s oldest wine shop, where they were shown a bottle selling for nearly $3,000, and assured of it’s authenticity. But upon further inspection, something was off.