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J. Carver Distillery, Waconia

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  • I'm a city girl traveling from California. I think J Carver is definitely a place to go to! We did the distiller tour. We came here to celebrate a birthday, about 35 mins west of everything else we... 
    I'm a city girl traveling from California. I think J Carver is definitely a place to go to! We did the distiller tour. We came here to celebrate a birthday, about 35 mins west of everything else we...  more »
  • A not-to-be-missed destination! The distillery tour was interesting. Greg's passion for the unique business of creating hand crafted spirits was evident in every word. The cocktails were absolutely... 
    A not-to-be-missed destination! The distillery tour was interesting. Greg's passion for the unique business of creating hand crafted spirits was evident in every word. The cocktails were absolutely...  more »
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  • What a fun place to visit. I know of j carver from seeing it in the liquor stores around but then really noticed it while at our favorite restaurant, Winchester and rye, one town over in victoria. We’ve had great cocktails there made from their spirits at j carver. We have been meaning to make our way to the distillery for some time. They have minimal hours and you do need to reserve a time slot to visit. My husband and I opted to take the tour and it was great. Our guides name was Charlie-the best guide. We learned quite a bit about the process and love that they keep in local. All of their business is kept within a 50 mile radius and they care about the community they are in. If doing the tour, I recommend arriving about 15 minutes early so you can order a cocktail to carry with you. Afterwords, you get to choose 3 spirits to taste and good luck trying to leave empty handed! Amazing flavors and aromas but you will want to buy a bottle simply based on how great they are as a business in this community. The employees are happy to be there and you can tell they enjoy talking about the craft answering peoples questions. We will be back as it would be a great place to take company.
  • Great place! We just came here for 4 drinks. Waitress was super nice (Charity). Planning on coming back for the tour. A little pricey compared to going to a local bar but the drinks are delicious! Pictured drinks: Brickyard Old Fashioned Rasp Pomegranate Cosmo Barrel Gin Bees Knees Blueberry Mojito

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