Published November 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm
Fans of the craft spirits movement in Minnesota have a reason to celebrate. Today, J. Carver Distillery celebrates its third year of distilling by announcing the introduction of two new handcrafted spirits, Sevilla, a whiskey-based liqueur, and Hunt Club Double Barrel Rye Whiskey. Both products were distilled grain-to-glass and aged in our barrel room at our facility in Waconia, Minnesota, located 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
“We are excited to introduce these two new, unique whiskies to Minnesota consumers,” stated Founder Bill Miller. “Each is handcrafted and based on locally-produced fruits and grains and barrels manufactured in Avon and Park Rapids, Minnesota,” continues Miller. “Our seasoned apple brandy barrels used to create the unique flavors and textures of our Hunt Club Double Barrel Rye Whiskey had previously stored our Apple Brandy, based on Cider from Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest in Jordan, Minnesota, pressed from Haralson and Honey Gold apples developed by the University of Minnesota right here in Carver County.”
“Our entire team is proud to launch these two new whiskey-based products, as they set the stage for additional unique whiskies expected to be introduced in 2017 and beyond,” said Founder Gina Holman. Sevilla Liqueur is a unique blend of J. Carver Wheat Whiskey with the addition of fresh orange peel and vanilla bean with a touch of sweetness. Hunt Club is a very limited release Rye Whiskey, with less than 1,000 bottles produced and available in Minnesota.
“We are thrilled to offer approachable whiskies that are at the forefront of the revival of smaller distilleries in our state, and we are passionate about giving Minnesotans a reason to spend their hard-earned dollars on local products in their local liquor stores,” states Holman.
Founded in 2013, J. Carver Distillery is focused on producing unique, hand-crafted spirits one batch at a time. In collaboration with Minnesota’s agricultural community, J. Carver spirits are formulated using locally-sourced ingredients, such as winter wheat, rye and corn resulting in the highest quality craft spirits.
Newly released J. Carver Distillery Sevilla Liqueur and Hunt Club are available for wholesale purchase exclusively through Minneapolis-based distributor Vinocopia, Inc. Consumers can search the store finder at www.jcarverdistillery.com for retailers by city or zip code including France 44, South Lyndale, Legacy Wine and Spirits, Dolce Vita, The Vintage and other fine spirit shops across the state.