Plague Water, Anyone? A Distillery Delves Into Medieval Mixology

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By Clay Risen
Photo by Jenn Ackerman

Tattersall Distilling, near downtown Minneapolis, has earned a national reputation over the last few years for its award-winning gins, bitters and liqueurs. Soon, it may also be known for its plague water.

An alcoholic concoction of angelica root, gentian and about a dozen other herbs, plague water was popular among medieval apothecaries as a tonic to ward off a variety of diseases. Centuries later, it is one of eight forgotten spirits that Tattersall has resurrected in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The company will introduce the spirits at an event on Sunday and Monday, including tastings, cocktails and food pairings, and offer at least one of them for sale this summer.

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