There were a whole bunch of fakes on US ebay from Italian sellers recently. Like Sheriffs' Bowmore's with $200 sell it now prices. And many G&M Talisker's, which are now being resold by legitimate stores like below, which is very concerning:http://www.thewhiskyvault.com/talisker- ... -258-p.asp
I know that we shouldn't educate the fakers with posting too much, but they are clearly morons if they have the equipment but can't get it right with pictures of a real bottles freely available on the internet. I think we do more good by educating buyers now so the fakers lose their investment in the current round of fakes, rather than keeping it secret, which protects the very knowledgeable but allows others to continue to buy fakes and gives the fakers capital to do more. Because if store owners like above don't know what's wrong with that Talisker, then there is no safe place to buy old bottles.