This Absinthe is VERY similar to Duplais Balance in just about every respect, except the wormwood is more prominent and the anise is a tad weaker. The coriander and wormwood combine to create an interesting woody/pepper/minty taste. The wormwood used is of good quality, though not of the very distinct Pontarlier Wormwood caliber found in L’Artisinale and the Jades. There’s a little fennel in the aftertaste, though it’s a tad camphorous and not gorgeously rich like the fennel in Jade Edouard and L’Artisinale. The wormwood in the aftertaste carries on for quite some time, and is the strong point of this Absinthe. The weak point is that, with the exception of the Wormwood and Coriander, the other flavors are more suggested than concentrated.Mansinthe is a high-quality, distilled absinthe commissioned and created by the experienced absinthe drinker and artist, Marilyn Manson. Mansinthe uses wormwood and other botanicals whIch are locally sourced and grown on Swiss farm reserved exclusively for the finest pharmaceutical-grade herbs. The distillate is reduced to final strength using spring water from the Alps.Unusual, yet natural green tint with light blue reflections. Slow forming louche giving way to a thick green/white opalescence. Earthy aromas,combined with alpine herbs and flowers.Initial flavors are round and savory with a full,buttery palate giving way to a balanced, refreshing and complex finishThe traditional herbal liqueur of absinthe is currently celebrating a huge renaissance. The international demand for the official Marilyn Manson absinthe, “Mansinthe”, has surprised even Markus Lion from ABSINTHE.DE. He developed the liqueur together with the American shock rocker and a well-known specialist Swiss distillery.
Teningen, 20th August 2007. Absinthe was invented at the end of the 18th century, in Val-de-Travers in the Swiss province of Jura. It is traditionally made of vermouth, aniseed, fennel and a range of other herbs. In the mid 19th century, absinthe was the drink of Bohemia. Artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh regarded “the green fairy” as a source of inspiration. The same is true for Marilyn Manson, who has been known as an absinthe lover for many years. In July 2007, together with Markus Lion from ABSINTHE.DE and multiple award-winning Swiss speciality distillery Matter-Luginbühl AG, he launched his own absinthe, which is called “Mansinthe”.