Vitae Spirits is a family owned and run craft distillery in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia that produces small batch spirits from molasses to glass with a focus on quality and hands-on artisanal values. Their customer connoisseurs drive them to innovate and provide tantalizing new tastes as well as deliver products that they believe someday will be called classics. They focus on authenticity and transparency and welcome their customers to visit their tasting room and behind the scenes as frequently as possible so that they recognize their central role in their mission.
Vitae Spirits Distillery prides itself on taking basic raw ingredients and turning them into faithful expressions of their botanical origins. To do this they rely on their custom-built copper pot still from Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky and custom-built temperature-controlled fermentation tanks from Custom Metalcraft of Springfield, Missouri. Additionally, they do not pass their spirits through fine filters or activated carbon that can strip delicate flavors nor are the spirits ever stored in plastic, only stainless steel, wood, and glass.
Their still was custom designed in collaboration with the engineers and artisans at Vendome Copper & Brass works, America’s premier still manufacturer. It is a 250-gallon copper pot still with a rectifying column and a tapered alembic helmet that harkens back to the distilling traditions of Scotland and France. These features make their still ideal for fine-tuning the capture of the very best spirits from their small batch productions.
Distiller’s Reverse Barrel-aged Rum
Distiller’s Reserve Old Tom Gin
Distiller’s Reserve Champion Brewery Collab #1
Distillers Reserve Paw Paw Liqueur
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
HOURS: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Thursday: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM