Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008
Created at the Matter Distillery near Bern, Mansinthe was co-developed by master distiller Olivier Matter and Marilyn Manson. Manson has been an avid absintheur for many years, and was deeply involved in the development of this well-crafted spirit. From tasting samples to providing critiques and lending his artwork to the label, he is following in the tradition of controversial artists inspired by the green fairy.
Mansinthe uses an array of botanicals--including wormwood, green anise, and Florence fennel seed--and the distillate is reduced to its bottling strength using water from the Alps.
The result is an unusual absinthe of compelling complexity. It is a vibrant natural green with light blue reflections in the glass, and the slow-forming louche is opaque and opalescent. Musky, earthy aromas of alpine herbs and flowers introduce a rounded, savory, buttery palate with a refreshing and lasting finish.