This artificial tongue can taste subtle differences in your Whiskey.
You’ll never be drinking pirated or fake whiskey again…not without knowing it anyway.
- Scottish lads have built this amazing taster exploiting the optical properties of gold and aluminium. The artificial tongue is much awaited.
- Microscopic slices of metal are arranged in checkerboard pattern act as “taste buds” – about 500 X tinier than the taste buds on your tongue.
- Researchers have recorded how Single Malt Scotch Whiskey affects the absorption of light in the metal slices.
- They included Glenfiddich, Glen Maronch and Laphroaig for the test. This process, plasmon resonance, allowed the scientists to identify different types of spirits.
- This artificial tongue boasts nearly 100% accuracy and it is capable of asserting finest of distinctions between distilled drinks.
- It can even tell you how long your whiskey was aged. This device is not yet commercialised but it can also be used in quality assurance and security.
- When it’s out – Thank the University of Glasgow for creating this and saving us from the fakes that are out there. Enjoy the single malt, cheers!