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Distiller’s Reserve Barreled Champion Collab

Champion Brewery Collabs are members of our Distiller’s Reserve series. Spirits in this series are one-time releases that will be available for purchase in only a limited number of locations. Bottle sales will primarily take place on-site at the Vitae Spirits Distillery tasting room. Once we sell the last bottle, that’s the end of the product. So if you like a Distiller’s Reserve spirit, stock up while you can.

At Vitae Spirits Distillery we aim to express “terroir” in our spirits, but not just in the conventional sense related to ingredients. We strive to reflect the rich community relationships that make a place unique. With this in mind, we teamed up with our Charlottesville neighbors Champion Brewing Company™ to distill a series of “beer whiskeys” from a range of their heavenly brews. The Germans call this beer-derived spirit bierschnaps, but in America “schnapps” has too much association with nasty sweet fruit or mint schnapps, so we decided to use the fanciful (yet descriptive) Barreled Champion Collab. 




  • Distilled from: Violator Doppelbock- Champion Brewing Company  
  • Age: 1+ year in barrel
  • Barrel Type: 25 gal. Ragged Branch 4 year Ryed Bourbon
  • Bottle Proof: 80 proof
  • Barrel Proof: 126.47 proof
  • Production: 163 bottles 750 ml on 24Oct18



  • Distilled from: The Pils Are Alive- Champion Brewing Company
  • Age: 1+ year in barrel
  • Barrel Type: 53 gal. Ragged Branch 4 year Wheated Straight Bourbon
  • Bottle Proof: 90 proof
  • Barrel Proof: 108.10 proof
  • Production: 258 bottles 750 ml on 19May20



  • Distilled from: Wheeze The Juice, Malibu Nights, and Five Pillars – Champion Brewing Company
  • Age: aging
  • Barrel Type: 53 gal. Ragged Branch Double-Oaked Wheated Straight Bourbon
  • Bottle Proof: TBD
  • Barrel Proof: 118.95 proof
  • Production: TBD