Vitae Spirits

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715 Henry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 715 Henry Avenue, Charlottesville Directions
+14342700317
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Vitae Spirits Distillery is sure to amp up the appetite of almost any Charlottesville diner in search of fabulous food, refreshing beverages, and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Report | 7 months ago
What a nice group of people. The owner conducted the tour and is very knowledgeable about the process and products. They place is small so please call for reservations. We sampled 3 different rums and gins. We also each had a cocktail which was great.
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Report | 7 months ago
Vitae Spirits was good! We enjoyed the tour which was very detailed. We could tell the owner/distiller loved what he did and so did our bartender. The rum and gin was really good! I cannot drink rum or gin straight but the Platinum Rum and the Gin could work! We will be back to buy some more rum & gin.
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Report | 7 months ago
Everyone was extremely intelligent, passionate, and friendly. Genuinely one of the best tours I've been on. The drinks were awesome as well.
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Report | 8 months ago
Great cocktails and the tour was interesting.
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Report | 8 months ago
Excellent explanation about how the distillery works. Great product. Fun employees. We will go back!
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Report | 8 months ago
The tour was very informational and the spirits were delicious! Definitely try a seasonal cocktail and hang out for a while.
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Report | 9 months ago
Amazing product, amazing brand, amazing atmosphere.
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Report | a year ago
I love this place highly recommend it to people that want to know how distillery is made.
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Report | a year ago
Great tour, very informative done by people who enjoy what they do.
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Report | a year ago
this place was awesome i recommend it to anyone!
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Maybe the best person to create a new, modern spirit isn't a bartender or mixologist or even Don Draper; maybe the best distiller is a scientist. Vitae Spirits is led by founder Ian Glomski who's spent his whole professional life fascinated by fermentation. It makes sense, though, considering he's a former professor of microbiology and a former student of the Pasteur Institute of Paris. He takes all of that scientific knowhow and puts it to use creating exciting and delicious rums and gin. Even the labeling gives a nod to that scientific past as it uses artwork by a botanical artist. But it's not the science behind the liquors or the art on the labels that makes them truly special; it's the taste:

  • Platinum Rum: Made from sugar-cane molasses, this clear run has a caramel taste with notes of candied vanilla, making it perfect for drinks like the mojito or daiquiri.
  • Golden Rum: More robust in flavor than the Platinum, Golden Rum is infused with fresh sugar cane grilled on Hickory and Oak charcoal, toasted American Oak, and a touch of molasses to give it a smoky caramelized richness that is ideally suited to richer drinks, such as hot-buttered rum and dark & stormies.
  • Modern Gin: Juniper pairs with 16 other botanicals in this contemporary gin that gets a unique flavor from the same sugar-cane molasses Vitae uses in its rums. The balanced flavor pairs well with any classic gin cocktail.

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