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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, anis seed, fennel and a range of other herbs. In the mid 19th century, absinthe was the drink of the 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".
Manson intensely involved in the development
Two years after the initial idea to do develop an absinthe together with Marilyn Manson, it was finished, Markus Lion looks back: "Manson was intensely involved in the development, constantly tasting the samples, giving his opinion and providing suggestions for changes. When he was completely satisfied with a prototype, the final implementation was swift." The artist, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, presented his "Mansinthe" at the private viewing of his exhibition in Galerie Schenk in Cologne, on 27th June 2007.
How to prepare "Mansinthe"
Pour 3cl of "Mansinthe" into a large stemmed glass, then place a slotted absinthe spoon and sugar cube over the glass. Slowly drip ice-water over the sugar cube until dissolved, then fill glass with water to preferred taste.
You may also use an Absinthefountain - that makes a perfect preparation as well as a Brouilleur. This fine spirit is also enjoyed by the most discerning connoisseurs without sugar.
- drink Absinthe pure
- light your Absinthe on fire
- think, Absinthe will make you hallucinate - it won't!
Drink responsibly and with moderation!
Gold medal winner at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Bronze medal winner at the 2008 IWSC
Multiple orders save money
U.S. order including shipping:
1 bottle Mansinthe: 81.00 Euro per bottle incl. shipping (Grand Total: 81.00 Euro)
2 bottle Mansinthe: 61.00 Euro per bottle incl. shipping (Grand Total: 122.00 Euro)
3 bottle Mansinthe: 54.33 Euro per bottle incl. shipping (Grand Total: 163.00 Euro)
|Alcohol content:||66,6% vol.|
|Lebensmittelunternehmer:||Lion Spirits, Markus Lion e.K., Münstertälerstrasse 12, 79427 Eschbach|
|Country of origin:||Schweiz|
Another Manson's fan satisfied!
I didn't drink it yet because it's a Christmas gift for my Brother but I wanted to leave a note about how fast the shipping is. I was really ecstatic when the package arrived and when I found the poster. I bought the bundle and I can say that so far I am really satisfied. I think that if I'll ever need to buy some other alcoholic products I'll buy them from here. You're GREAT!
Excellent and powerful
I\'m really not a very experienced absinthe drinker (or absintheur) but maybe my own little review can be somewhat helpful to some nevertheless. And this is my first review ever of an absinthe.
Mansinthe isn\'t really that \"flowery\" as other more complex absinthes tend to be. For me it presented a some more spicy notes, like a _little_ cinnamon perhaps? Of course behind, or together with, wormwood, anise and fennel as in any other good absinthe.
Tasty and for me a really good balance of herbs.
Sehr Gute Absinth. Kraftig