At R 20 000.00 a shot, one would imagine the destiny of such a sampling to be somewhere akin to the halls of Valhalla, or at the very least, upwardly mobile.
The fact that the entire purpose of the drink is in fact to head south is somewhat of an anticlimax.
By squeezing little Oxygen and Hydrogen molecules really hard against other little Oxygen and Hydrogen molecules ( or something like that ) scientists/The Big Bang create a heavy water isotope - deuterium. A naturally occuring substance on our planet, this 'doubly labeled water' is used to measure metabolic rates, and if applied over a longer period within a controlled framework, it will measure changes in metabolism within the organism. In order to obtain the necessary scientific data, one needs a steady hand, a sniper eye and a whole bunch of paper towels if either of the above two are lacking.
Unfortunately I will not inherit any super powers. My little bald patch will, in time, become a bigger bald patch. My belly will follow in the footsteps of the Rand in an emotion-filled downward slide. And if my parents are any gauge against which to be measured, I will be a windy old bugger as soon as I hit 60.
BUT......as a subtle revenge-filled jibe aimed at every Chateau Lafite swilling yokel who has ever mocked my milk-moustache, unlike Macbeth, drinking too much of this insanely priced beverage doesn't take " away the performance."