The Distant Spell metamagic for the Sorcerer class has this description:
When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range of the spell.
When you cast a spell that has a range of touch, you can spend 1 sorcery point to make the range of the spell 30 feet.
The identify spell has a range of touch, but it also has the following text in the spell description:
You choose one object that you must touch throughout the casting of the spell.
Does the specific text of the spell description override the Distant Spell metamagic, or can you cast identify on an object without actually touching it by using Distant Spell?