Wandering Spirits: Tattersall Distillery
Join us for an evening in celebration of Tattersall Distillery from Minneapolis. Founded in 2015, Tattersall has already left an incredible mark on the craft distilling world of the Upper Midwest. They make incredible spirits like variations on gin, rye whiskey, rum and aquavit; many of which are created with local and/or foraged ingredients to give a definitive sense-of-place stamp to their spirits. However, Tattersall takes things a bit further and goes where many of the Midwestern distilleries do not, creating a vast array of specialty liqueurs and “modifiers”, spirits with less of a broad appeal but absolutely essential to many of the most popular cocktails in the world.
For this Wandering Spirits, we will welcome Patrick Orlopp from Tattersall as he gives us a little from-a-distance tour of the distillery as well as an introduction to who they are and what motivates them to do what they do. He will also lead participants on a tasting through some of the spirits in their impressive portfolio. As an added bonus, he hopes to have a sample or two from a recent collaboration the distillery did with both the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Art to recreate vintage spirits found in the massive collection of medical books and journals of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. The one-of-a-kind project, which helped to bring back to life unusual medieval spirits such as “Milk Punch” and “Plague Water”, was recently featured in the New York Times.
The class begins at 6pm and lasts approximately 1.5 hours, followed by the chance to try a smattering of specialty cocktails developed by The Lakely bar staff featuring Tattersall offerings.