Thursday, June 8, 2023
J. Carver Distillery Unveils the Debut of J. Carver 7 Year Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey
Waconia, Minnesota – 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 Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey. This exceptional whiskey embodies the unique flavors of Minnesota grains and barrels, showcasing the complexity of a carefully crafted, well-aged spirit.
“Following the highly successful release of J. Carver 7 Year Bourbon a few months ago, we are equally excited to introduce J. Carver 7 Year Runestone Straight Rye. Planning for this product began many years ago, by carefully selecting our favorite barrels and holding them on-site in reserve for long term aging”, stated Bill Miller, Founding Partner. “This is a unique, pure rye whiskey, with a malt-heavy mash bill that enhances the sweetness and imparts a spicy, yet smooth finish compared to other rye whiskies. With our extensive inventory of similarly aged barrels of other products, we are likewise excited to plan similar releases of our other barreled spirits in the near future.”
“We are excited by the interest and excitement in this product indicated by our partners throughout the spirits industry,” added Gina Holman, Founding Partner. “J. Carver Distillery has been barreling whiskey for nearly nine years, and we are gratified that our larger barrels are producing the complex flavors we had hoped for.” Holman continues, “our first release J. Carver 7 Year Runestone Straight Rye offers intriguing and complex flavors of nougat, sweet churned butter, caramel, honey, apple, cardamom, nectarine, dried fruit, dried orange peel, cocoa, oak, vanilla, white pepper, dill, and baking spice notes with a long, well-balanced, soft and smooth finish.”
J. Carver 7 Year Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey
• Distilled from 100 percent MN rye and aged for more than 7 years in charred new oak barrels
• Named for the famous Kensington, MN Runestone
• Created for whiskey aficionados and hardcore rye lovers
• Irish Whiskey and Highland & Speyside Scotch-lover’s Whiskey
• Non-chill filtered and bottled at 98.4 proof
• First release produced 852 bottles
• Handcrafted entirely on-site in Waconia, Minnesota from local grains
J. Carver 7 Runestone Straight Rye Year
Color: Deep amber
Aroma: Sweet nose, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, cocoa, vanilla, herbal, grains, and toasted oak
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth, balanced, elegant
Flavor: An amazing balance of sweetness and spice. Enjoy flavors of nougat, sweet churned butter, caramel, honey, apple, cardamom, nectarine, dried fruit, dried orange peel, cocoa, oak, vanilla, white pepper, dill, and baking spice notes with a long, well-balanced, soft and smooth finish.
Finish: Long, smooth, elegant finish
Aged: 84-90+ months
Proof: 98.4 proof
Mash Bill: 86 percent Minnesota Rye, 14 percent malted rye
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.