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, vanilla, bread pudding, toffee, caramel, honey, brown sugar, dried cherry, milk chocolate, 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
% Alc By Volume: 47.6
Mash Bill: MN 71% corn, MN 20% winter wheat, and 9% malted barley

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:
Gina Holman
mobile 612-306-7870 / office 952-442-2433/ ginah@jcarverdistillery.com


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