How a motorcycling professor with a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology is shaking up the craft community with his handmade Virginia spirits
What do you call the man who does it all?
In Charlottesville, Virginia, they call him Ian Glomski.
Because Ian Glomski can cure meat. He’s a fisherman, scuba diver and forager of wild mushrooms. A trail-running gardener that pickles veggies and makes cheese.
He’s an infectious disease specialist. A hunter that cultures his own kefir. Eagle Scout, cyclist and ultralight backpacker.
Ian Glomski is also the founder, head distiller and managing member at Vitae Spirits, a Virginia distillery making Virginia spirits from basic raw ingredients.
An award-winning amateur brewer of beer, and board member for two prestigious Arizona vineyards, Ian had already earned his beverage alcohol business stripes.
So, in 2015, the man who was already master of the microbe, embarked on a brand new mission.
Turning his full attention and varied skill set to running an independent Virginia distillery, Ian Glomski and Vitae Spirits started making craft spirits that reflect a unique combination of Central Virginia influences.