Jonathan Carver is the namesake for our distillery's home county.
J. Carver Distillery is located in the farming heart of Carver County, Minnesota. The same spirit that led Minnesota pioneer and namesake Jonathan Carver is found at the heart of our distillery. “Spirits of Discovery” is our guiding passion. We explore and celebrate the bounty of Minnesota grains, fruits, and botanicals as we forge community relationships with farmers and barrel coopers from right down the road. We unapologetically challenge norms and champion new practices to achieve superior spirits. Our local farm-to-glass spirits are produced entirely onsite in our Waconia facility using sustainable practices.
J. Carver Distillery is proud to be putting Minnesota barreled spirits on the map with our award-winning line of bourbons, ryes, and wheat whiskeys, brandies, barrel gin, and specialty spirits. J. Carver offers discriminating clear spirits aficionados four distinctly different gins and two distinct vodkas. We are committed to building partnerships with Minnesota retailers and restauranteurs.
J. Carver Distillery was founded by an experienced group and has built a culture around collaboration, fun, and hospitality. We can be found each weekend at the Distillery in our beautiful Cocktail & Tasting Room welcoming guests, pouring samples, creating craft cocktails, and sharing our passion. We invite you to do the same.