J. Carver is a craft distillery that opened in 2015 in Waconia Minnesota in an old Pontiac dealership by four people who wanted to create unique and exciting spirits from grain to glass. The grain to glass philosophy is evident in its distillery as you walk through their dry storage room and see bags of grains all labeled from Minnesota towns like Winter Wheat from Glencoe, Plato for Corn and Rye from Clear Lake Minnesota. At J Carver they source as many local products as possible to craft their Gin, Vodka, Whiskeys, and Brandys. Try their beautiful barrel-aged Gold sipping gin, often referred to as the “whiskey-lovers gin” with its orange, cinnamon, and 11 botanicals finished in charred oak barrels. Visit their Cocktail Room and Distillery in Waconia.