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.
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.
Public tours will begin on Saturday, June 6 and run hourly from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and can be booked in advance at jcarverdistillery.com. Tours will expand to include Friday afternoons beginning in July.
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, their spirits are formulated using locally-sourced ingredients, such as winter wheat, resulting in the highest quality craft spirits.
One of the biggest questions I've been getting from my readers and friends over the past 4 months is "What do you know about the new distillery they are building in Waconia?" Since I live within walking distance from the site and am usually on top of this type of thing, I decided that I should look into this mysterious project more closely! Founder and partner Bill Miller and Gina Holman, founding partner and manager were kind enough to invite me out to the J. Carver Distillery for a tour and interview.
An innovative approach to fundraising being spearheaded by Bill Miller of the J. Carver Distillery in Waconia could help give the Waconia Baseball Association grandstand project at Lions Field the financial push it needs to get off the ground yet this fall — and help other community efforts in the future.