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Trivia Time! Ever wonder why there are always “X”s on the side of olde tyme moonshine jugs?

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Believe it or not, there is a practical reason. Each one of those “X”s indicates a pass through the still. Each run strips more non-ethanol components out of the spirit, making it higher proof and making it taste “cleaner”; some might say stripping the flavor out though. It is a matter of taste. Either way, a triple distilled “XXX” jug o’ shine will be high proof and should be close to flavorless, but is usually just referred to as “the good stuff”.

Blog Post: “XXX” Jugs

By Ian Glomski on May 28 2015

Trivia Time! Ever wonder why there are always “X”s on the side of olde tyme moonshine jugs?

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Believe it or not, there is a practical reason. Each one of those “X”s indicates a pass through the still. Each run strips more non-ethanol…

Blog Post: Distilleries in Albemarle County 1875

By Ian Glomski on May 07 2015

I was just doing some digging on local distilleries and came across this crazy map from 1875 (see image below). One of many things I found amazing was that there were 21 (!) distilleries in Albemarle county (red stars) when the population was only 27,544 people. If the distillery…

News Post: C’ville Weekly Article

By Ian Glomski on March 04 2015

C’ville weekly took an interest in how things were coming together at Vitae Spirits. Take a look in this weeks edition. It’s a good write up.

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We need to send out special thanks to some of the folks that are…

News Post: Ian Interviewed on WTJU’s Soundboard

By Ian Glomski on September 25 2014

Click here to listen to WTJU Soundboard’s interview of Ian from September 25, 2014.wtju_logo2

News Post: Ian in NPR’s The Salt

By Ian Glomski on September 20 2014

Vitae Spirits Distillery was recentely featured ini NPR’s The SaltĀ on September 16, 2014, A Scientist’s Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon-Making

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