Welcome to Distillery of Defiance in Defiance, Missouri where Co-owners Chris Lorch and Scott Koziatek make Judgment Tree Spirits.


We set out on a goal, and an unbreakable determination to live and make extraordinary spirits through the craft of distillation. It became a passion and a mission to get to this point and has been four years in the making. Living and working in the town Defiance, Missouri where American legend Daniel Boone held court at the tree they called Judgment Tree, the Judgment Tree is where we drew inspiration. Judge us because we’ve worked and have done everything the hard way to deliver the finest spirits that make an amazing drink! Judge us by our merits, judge us by our spirit, judge us by our determination we think you’ll believe in it.

Judgment Tree Vodka is making its way around St. Louis! Here are some awesome places to stop in to order an amazing drink. CHEERS!

Try it Here

  • Sugar Creek Winery
  • Bemo’s
  • Trail Smokehouse
  • Defiance Roadhouse
  • Fireside Bar & Grill
  • Liz’s Bar & Grill
  • Salvatore’s
  • 612 Cocktails
  • Thaxton Speakeasy
  • Jack Patrick’s
  • Tony’s On Main Street
  • Hammerstones (Soulard)
  • Driscoll Barroom
  • Fieldbox (St. Peter’s)
  • Fieldbox (Lake St. Louis)
  • Dog Prairie Tavern
  • Penalty Box
  • Silvermoon Saloon
  • Old Millstream Inn
  • Sunflower Hill Farm
  • Bleacher’s Bar
  • The Goat (Wentzville)
  • Mattingly’s
  • ElMaguey (LSL BLVD)
  • Cori’s Twin Gables
  • Defiance Ridge
  • Good News

Judgment Tree Vodka is making its way around St. Louis! Here are some awesome places to stop in to buy a bottle. CHEERS!

Buy it Here

  • Sugar Creek Winery
  • Mannino’s Market
  • Robin’s Nest
  • Short Stop Store
  • Geisert Farm to you Market
  • The Cool Spot
  • Double D Market
  • Vincent’s Market (Soulard)
  • Civil Alchemy
  • Florissant Dairy
  • Corner Spirits
  • Hwy P Market and Meats
  • 305 Liquor
  • Hawk’s Nest Liquor
  • Xpress liquor (Warrenton)
  • Hot Spot Liquor
  • Dad’s Bottle Shop
  • Friar Tucks
  • Centerfields

Judge Us By Our Spirits

Our spirits are hand-crafted with local grapes and grains. Distilled locally in Defiance, Missouri, stop by anywhere Judgment Tree is sold and judge us by the quality of our spirits.

Visit Our New Tasting Bar

Stop in and try out our craft vodka at our new tasting bar located at Sugar Creek Winery. Visit the beautiful winery where we make our spirits and let us make a tasty cocktail for you. We are open every day from 11:00am to 6:00pm at 125 Boone Country Ln, Defiance, MO 63341

Recent News

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

Happy St.Patrick’s Day

All you lads and lassies try a little luck in your day and shake together some Irish cream liquor and our Judgment Tree vodka for a special treat! Have a Happy St Patrick's Day! 🍀🌈

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Tasting Bar Is Open

Tasting Bar Is Open

YUM! We recommend adding a splash of our brandy to some hot chocolate, you'll never have it any other way! Our tasting bar is open on Saturdays and Sundays this winter. Stop by Judgment Tree to grab a bottle of our small batch brandy and stay warm. 

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Judgment Tree Spirits

125 Boone Country Lane
Defiance, MO 63341
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