Always in Good Spirits: J. Carver Distillery
From the moment you walk into J. Carver Distillery you’re treated like family, and that’s by design. The homey feel derives from their welcoming staff and intimate cocktail lounge that’ll keep you coming back time and again. J. Carver was built upon a passion for “Spirits of Discovery,” which serves as a guiding light as they delight customers with their award-winning spirits. The people behind this mainstay of the community are full of heart but they’re also full of knowledge of their craft and a lightheartedness that’s contagious. Make a reservation for cocktail hour or tour their dimly lit barrel room and whimsical, almost fantastical distillation area, where you will get the full experience, one where art and passion come together.This synchronicity has produced yet another winner at J. Carver Distillery. In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, they’ve introduced the limited release of J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Yet another spirit that has come from the unique flavors of Minnesota grains and barrels, the complexity of it is evident in the taste of this crafted well-aged whiskey. “Our Brickyard Straight Bourbon offers an amazing balance of sweetness and richness. Soft and approachable with intriguing flavors of baked pear, brown sugar, vanilla, bread pudding, toffee, caramel, honey, dried cherry, milk chocolate, toasted oak, and baking spice notes with a long, soft, and smooth finish.” Give it a try and raise a glass to J. Carver Distillery at their release party on September 16th. Indulge in a craft cocktail or two as well, but don’t worry if you can’t sample them all, rest assured it won’t be your last visit there.
J. Carver Distillery Announces First Release of J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Waconia, Minnesota – September 7, 2023 – In celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month, J. Carver Distillery, the grain-to-glass Minnesota microdistillery located in Waconia, Minnesota is pleased to announce the limited release of J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon Whiskey. As with the recently introduced 7 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey and 7 Year Runestone Straight Rye, this is a fine whiskey that offers the unique flavors of Minnesota grains and Minnesota barrels with the complexity of a carefully crafted, well-aged Whiskey.
“J. Carver Distillery is located in beautiful Carver County, home to the historic Chaska brickyards, which produced the distinctive yellow “Chaska Brick” churches and farmhouses located up and down the Minnesota River,” stated Bill Miller, Founding Partner. “Likewise, our Brickyard Straight Bourbon uses local, similarly yellow corn, wheat and barley grown in towns along the banks of the Minnesota River. Based on Minnesota grains and aged in Minnesota barrels and hand-made and bottled here at our facility in Waconia, we are thrilled that Minnesota distilleries are adding to the history of Bourbon.”
“Our Brickyard Straight Bourbon is our most popular and awarded whiskey, and we are so excited to introduce this carefully curated 7 Year product to our customers and partners across Minnesota,” stated Gina Holman, Founding Partner. Holman continues, “Our Brickyard Straight Bourbon offers an amazing balance of sweetness and richness. Soft and approachable with intriguing flavors of baked pear, brown sugar, vanilla, bread pudding, toffee, caramel, honey, dried cherry, milk chocolate, toasted oak, baking spice notes with a long, soft and smooth finish.”
Holman concludes, “Our J. Carver team has been patiently waiting to launch this 7 year wheated bourbon since local Carver County history inspired us to name this bourbon during the time we started repurposing our building from the Pontiac car dealership into J. Carver Distillery over 10 years ago.” Holman says the J. Carver team is raising a glass and honoring all the J. Carver friends and fans who have helped them get to this historic moment for J. Carver Distillery. They invite you to celebrate with them at the distillery on September 16th for a release party.
J. Carver Distillery will be celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month and the first release of J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon with a first release party at J. Carver Distillery from 5:00-8:30pm after the conclusion of Waconia’s Annual Nickle Dickle Day event, a town festival put on by Waconia’s Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets are available at www.jcarverdistillery.com/reservations
J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon
- Distilled from local Minnesota corn, Minnesota winter wheat, malted barley, and aged for more than 7 years in charred new oak barrels
- Non-chill filtered and bottled at 95.2 proof
- First release produced 1,111 bottles
- Handcrafted entirely on-site in Waconia, Minnesota
J. Carver 7 Year Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep amber
Aroma: Sweet nose, caramel, toffee, vanilla custard, and toasted oak
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sweet, smooth, complex, and rich in flavor
Flavor: An amazing balance of sweetness and richness. Soft and approachable with intriguing flavors of baked pear, brown sugar, vanilla, bread pudding, toffee, caramel, honey, dried cherry, milk chocolate, toasted oak, baking spice notes with a long, soft and smooth finish.
Finish: Long, sweet, smooth, and elegant finish
Aged: 84-90+ months
Proof: 95.2 proof
Mash Bill: MN 71% corn, MN 20% winter wheat, and 9% malted barley
The first release of J. Carver 7 Year Brickyard Straight Bourbon is available for wholesale purchase exclusively through St. Paul-based distributor The Wine Company Minnesota. Consumers can search the store finder at www.jcarverdistillery.com for retailers by city or zip code including South Lyndale, The Vintage Chanhassen, Dolce Vita, MGM Waconia, Inn Town Liquors, Good Time Liquor in Norwood Young America, North Loop Wine & Spirits, Zipps Liquors, Sip Better, Thomas Liquors, Solo Vino, Lake Wine and Cheese, St. Boni Liquor, Lunds & Byerlys Wines & Spirits, Hennepin Lake Liquors, 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, Stinson Wine Beer & Spirits, France 44 Wines & Spirits, Lakeside Liquor, The Little Wine Shoppe, Harbor Wine & Spirits, Wayzata Wine & Spirits, Lakeside Wine and Spirits, Ombibulous, Surdyk’s, Rite Liquor, International Wines & Liquors, Liberty Village, Central Ave Liquor, McDonald’s Liquor, Sunfish Cellars, Viking Liquor Barrel, Haskell’s Plymouth, Haskell’s White Bear Lake, Liquor Barn, Northbound and Westbound Liquor Stores in Elk River, Savage Municipal Liquor Stores, Liquor Hutch, Lakeville Municipal Liquor Stores, Plaza Liquor in Alexandria, MGM Spring Park, MGM Tonka Bay, MGM Chanhassen, MGM Chaska, MGM Eagan, Chaser’s, Wine Thief Ale Jale, Jerry’s Wine & Spirits Woodbury, Village Liquor, Westside Wine & Spirits SLP, Marshall Liquor, Dennis Brother’s Liquor, Ace Spirits, Violet Wine, Vinifera Wines and Ales as well as these fine restaurants including Gianni’s, Bacio, Cov Wayzata, Cov Edina, Lake Effect Restaurant, Winchester and Rye Whiskey Lounge, Buddy Boy Fine BBQ, Eli’s Food & Cocktails, Beast BBQ, Bode Gray’s, WA Frost, Proper Stillwater, Lolo American Kitchen and Craft Bar, Farmer’s Kitchen & Rail, PLate on Main, TPC Twin Cities, Arts + Rec Uptown, Roxy Caberet, Narrows Saloon, and Fhima’s in Minneapolis. Due to the limited availability of this product, please call ahead to make sure product is in stock.
About J. Carver Distillery
J. Carver Distillery crafts distinctive award-winning spirits inspired by a tradition of craft and curiosity, harkening back to the days of unchartered exploration and wonder. J. Carver Distillery is open to the public for educational tours and tastings by reservation on Saturdays. Please book your reservation online. Stop in and experience a tour and tasting and their grain-to-glass approach to distilling. Join their many enthusiastic customers in sampling locally made vodka, gin, barrel gin, apple brandy, brandy, bourbon, rye whiskey, liqueurs, absinthe, American Single Malt and now 7 Year small batch whiskey, and hand-crafted cocktails in their cocktail room. Founded in 2013 in Waconia, Minnesota, partners include Bill Miller (Waconia), Gina Holman (Victoria), Gregg Groechel (Medina), John Zupan (Waconia), Tom Kullman (Waconia).
More information is available online at www.jcarverdistillery.com.
You must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Do not drink and drive, and please drink responsibly.
For more information please contact:
mobile 612-306-7870 / office 952-442-2433/ [email protected]
1320 MILL LANE, WACONIA, MINNESOTA, USA