Let's put the record straight people. The only way you will get a decent tap is to ASK the importer (cos that's what they nearly all are) if it is of ALL brass construction. When it arrives, you'll immediately know its brass as it will weigh heavily like brass. Taps today are a mix of brass, zinc & plastic. The lighter the tap the crappier the tap. Brass is more expensive that Zinc or plastic so they look to reduce brass content. As it is all chromed you cannot know what is what - hence the question. That also gives you the ability to reject if they tell lies or are 'mis-informed'. Label or price is, unfortunately, NOT an indicator of quality. With literally a hand full of exceptions, all taps are Chinese manufactured and purchased based solely on look then price to maximise profitability. Instinct brand taps are simply badged generic Chinese taps available under probably twenty different brand names that I know. The rule of thumb is, if it feels like good/substantial kit then it probably is. Oh, forgot. There are a very few that are brass and stainless. Again, ASK!