Runstone Rye

Runestone Straight Rye Gold Medal Winner

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"The Fifty Best" Runestone Straight Rye Gold Medal Winner


-- The Fifty Best Holds a Rye Whiskey Tasting --

New York, NY, (September 25, 2017) – The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again turned its spotlight on American-made rye whiskey.  The Fifty Best recently hosted a Rye Whiskey Tasting, where 25 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Rye” awards for 2017.

The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey was awarded a Gold medal.


Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey
(J. Carver Distillery, Waconia, MN) 80° proof

Nose: Butterscotch, treacle, creamy, buttery, cocoa, vanilla, honey, banana, Juicy Fruit chewing gum, grains, nutty, cashews, Popsicle stick, herbal, vegetal, grassy.
Palate: Nougat, chocolate, creamy, sweet churned butter, honey, apple, grape, orange, sweet honeysuckle, corn, nutty, rye, clove, herbal, spicy, oak, smooth, silky.
Finish: Peach, melon, dried fruit, bay leaf, rye, straw, smooth, well-balanced.

Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the rye whiskies and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions.

The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on is an digital guide to wines & spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.

J. Carver rolls out Brickyard Bourbon, Runestone Rye, and Island View Brandy

J. Carver rolls out Brickyard Bourbon, Runestone Rye, and Island View Brandy

J. Carver Distillery has announced the introduction of three handcrafted spirits, Brickyard Straight Bourbon, Runestone Straight Rye, and Island View Brandy. Each was distilled and aged in Minnesota barrels at the distillery’s grain-to-glass facility in Waconia.