This is a ridiculously common trope in cop shows and movies. I've seen movies where either a cop or a druglord was able to rattle off purity statistics after just a taste. The good guys bust into a room and find a bunch of drug bricks. They stab a hole in one and then dab a bit of the white substance on their tongue declaring, "Oh, this is the good stuff! X% pure!"
Is this possible? Can any of the following attributes be discovered purely through taste?
- Type of drug
- Quality of drug (presumably this is a mixed bag of potency and mixture?)
- Place of origin