Marilyn Manson's "Mansinthe" Panned By Critics

Marilyn Manson's "Mansinthe" Panned By Critics
Marilyn Manson's budding adventure into the entrepreneurial world has come in the form of an alcoholic beverage, but more accurately the potent, wormwood-based drink known as absinthe. As fitting as this venture seems, recently "Mansinthe” has been the topic of ridicule for critics.

The shock rocker's personal brand of absinthe was judged by a panel for gourmet food website Epicurious.com, where their biggest criticism was the smell of the drink, which was compared to sewage water, swamp mud and rubbing alcohol. How appetising! One sampler said, "If a smell could speak, this absinthe is saying: 'Do not touch'." (Kind of like his last three or so albums.)

For those North American fans out there looking to taste Manson’s sewage water absinthe, the substance is currently illegal in these parts and is wisely being produced in the good old neutral leanings of Switzerland, where apparently everything is legal.

And in case you didn’t recognise that old decrepit man on the bottle’s label, it’s actually a self-portrait by Manson himself, of what he intends to look like when his golden years arrive in ten, maybe 20 years time.

Marilyn Manson "Golden Years” (Fan video)