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Wood you like a drink? Japanese team invents 'wood alcohol'

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Excellent for the environment.

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excellent, in other news: The Risks of Drinking Even Moderately Are Much Worse Than We Thought, Study Shows https://www.sciencealert.com/the-standard-alcohol-guidelines-drinking-drops-life-expectancy-6-months

another poison released onto the market, banzai!!!

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Not a surprise. Alcohol can be produced from any plant material that ferments. Ask the jungle animals.

But making it palatable would require a somewhat degree of innovation and skill.

Good luck to them.

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Not syure we need more ways to make booze.

although Simon, not sure also that the extra 6 months of life are worth not drinking.

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If beavers had a hanami, this wood be their drink of choice.

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Pretty sure they made wood alcohol (methanol) during prohibition. Many died from the poisonous booze.

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Sawdust brandy

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The most disgusting way of making alcohol was the so called: latrine Brandy.

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Most likely another pipe dream from a government-funded institute. Why is our tax money wasted on devising a weird, at-best niche market alcoholic beverage? Leave sake-making to the private sector.

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I’ll be rooting for their success, and hoping that they aren’t barking up the wrong tree.

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Sure, nothing wrong with drinking something that makes you blind (as in sightless).

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techall, this version is ethanol, not methanol, which is why they put wood alcohol in parentheses.

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Probably good for cleaning my kitchen worktops. Yesterday a friend sent me a gift of The Glenrothes Single Malt distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2010. Very nice so I'm good for a year.

http://www.oaksliquors.com/p/glenrothes-1998-bottled-2010

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not sure also that the extra 6 months of life are worth not drinking

But that extra six months without alcohol will seem like forever. :-)

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If it turns out as good as some of the Japanese Whisky that's available then it would worth investing in a bottle.

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Hopefully it doesn't take 100 years, like it took Nikka Whiskey, to become world class.

In other news:

http://abc7news.com/health/study-claims-2-drinks-a-day-more-likely-to-extend-life-past-90-than-exercise/3114291/

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