Marilyn Manson’s foray into the beverage world with his own brand of absinthe has been panned by critics, who compared the drink’s odour to sewage water.
‘Mansinthe’ was tested by a panel at gourmet food website Epicurious.com, whose biggest complaint was the smell of the beverage, which come compared to sewage water , swamp mud and rubbing alcohol. One taster says “If a smell could speak, this absinthe is saying: ‘Do not touch.'”
Absinthe is illegal in the US, with Manson’s brand produced in Switzerland. The label on the bottle is a self-portrait of Manson as an old man.
–By our New York staff.
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