Ian Glomski

Founder of Vitae Spirits Distillery
Ian Glomski

A former Professor of Microbiology at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, Ian has had a profound fascination for over twenty years for microbes and how they sculpt our macroscopic world. An experienced brewer, winemaker, cheesemaker, meat curer, kefir culturer, pickler, wild mushroom forager, and infectious disease specialist, anything having to do with microbes turns him on. Considering this constellation of interests, founding a distillery just seemed like his destiny. Since 2015 Ian has been building and running the award-winning Vitae Spirits Distillery in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, which concentrates on sugar cane-based spirits production from molasses to glass.