No being satisfied with using just tequila, they expanded their work into a global effort:
"Taking advantage of the multi-national spread of researchers in the laboratory, and our considerable interest (and expertise) in alcoholic beverages, it was decided to initiate a search to study alcoholic solvents from each person's country of origin for this precision polymer synthesis."All told, 27 different imbibitions were used, with various beers being the most common. 2 potables caught my eye however, the first being A'Bunadh Single Malt Scotch - a waste of a lovely Scotch if you ask me. But what really left my jaw hanging was the use of a 1973 Napoleon Brandy - 40 years old and into the reaction flask it goes. 40 years old! If you took all the 'o's I've used in writing this post and strung them together in the word smoooooooth, it still would fall short of describing a 40-year old brandy (even if it isn't graded).
Despite this lack of judgment on the part of at least one of the researchers, polymer chemists everywhere need to lift a glass of their favorite drink high and toast these efforts, and also never look at their drinks quite the same way again. į sveikatą!