The Stills Are STILL Goin’ – Making History in Waconia

Late nights and early mornings can mean only one thing as our senses are heightened with all we see and smell here at J. Carver Distillery as tantalizing aromas penetrate the air in the production area. With all the dynamic activity, there is one constant; “The stills are STILL going…” Amazingly, I texted those exact words to one of our distillery partners who asked how long we were going to be at the distillery yesterday evening. Hours and hours later, the vodka and gin continued to flow, and we couldn't be happier. From mashing to distilling, and labeling to bottling, J. Carver Distillery is making Minnesota hand-crafted spirits history right here in Carver County. We believe our distillery namesake Jonathan Carver himself would approve. 

 Stills working into the night

Stills working into the night

History and hand-crafted spirits indeed!  Each bottle of our J. Carver vodka and gin is distilled with precise technique using local grain from about 20 miles west of Waconia. Our vodka and gin will be sold in local liquor stores next week. Again, history indeed! Whether our libations will be tickled with tonic, served neat, or turned into your favorite seasonal cocktail, whichever you prefer (I’ll take mine neat….alright, I will take one of each), we look forward to having you try our Minnesota craft spirits. Stay tuned to our website in the coming days for a StoreMapper link which will direct you to liquor stores, spirit shops and restaurants carrying our products. We thank these businesses for being supportive of the buy local, craft spirits movement. We are grateful for their support.

Knowing there are questions regarding our opening date for public tours and tastings, and information on other products we will be distilling, we will do our best to answer those questions in the coming months. For now, as stated earlier, we will be working with local liquor stores and fine spirits shops locally and across the state scheduling tastings at their stores so you can try our products at their location and buy J. Carver spirits on the spot. Whoot! Whoot! 

 We are using local grain from 20 miles west of the distillery

We are using local grain from 20 miles west of the distillery

That is all for now! Enjoy your weekend and know we are looking forward to the next phase of our journey with you, our distillery fans and friends; raising a glass next week filled with a tasty cocktails made with J. Carver spirits. AND yes, the stills are STILL goin’ even now as this is written. And yes, history in the making as we celebrate local craft spirits distilled right here in Waconia, Minnesota. Cheers to you! Let the libations begin!

 The gin is flowin'

The gin is flowin'

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