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J. Carver Distillery

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Fun tour!

I've taken this tour a couple of times and learn something new each time. The tasting at the end... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dragonflyjenny
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Waconia, Minnesota
Great Grownup Field Trip

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon experience for you and your "grown up" friends look no... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
39candyn
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Naples, Florida, USA
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J. Carver Distillery, located in Waconia, MN is a grain to glass distillery that produces a broad variety of unique and exceptional spirits including bourbon, rye whiskey, apple brandy, barrel gin, vodka, gin, and liqueurs. We explore whatever...more
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1320 Mill Ln, Waconia, MN 55387-1000
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We live coming here and trying out the latest and greatest drink from the distillery. The bartenders are amazing at mixing up just the right concoction.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've taken this tour a couple of times and learn something new each time. The tasting at the end are great, love visiting here.

Thank dragonflyjenny
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a fun afternoon experience for you and your "grown up" friends look no further than J Carver. It was totally informative in that I came away thinking I actually knew something about how "spirits" are made. I LOVED the "glass to...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a fun distillery experience and a worthwhile trip to the charming town of Waconia for a tour and tasting. Highly recommended!

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Maureen M, Manager at J. Carver Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you BlackCatMN! We work hard to provide consistently excellent tours, cocktails and experiences and are proud to represent Waconia. See you again!

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely fabulous! Rich did a great job explaining exactly how everything gets done at distillery. The Distillery is absolutely beautiful. Rich was very detailed on explaining the history, chemistry and love put into J Carver Distillery. They are so accommodating! We had...More

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Maureen M, Manager at J. Carver Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Hi Abbey, thank you for the review and we're thrilled you enjoyed your trip to J. Carver Distillery! So great that you could see the passion we put into J. Carver!

Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a drinker you have to come check this place out, great staff and really good drinks. Make sure you schedule your tour.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We had driven by here many times, deciding to stop in. The interior resembles an oil change garage. The first ah ha was the wait to be seated process. There are about 20 tables in the main space. We were seated and waited 29 minutes...More

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Maureen M, Manager at J. Carver Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, and I'm truly sorry your experience was so unsatisfactory. As you can see from other reviews, that is NOT the standard of care we strive for with our guests and long waits for service are unacceptable. If you would allow...More

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Very nice building and bar area. Plenty of choices and specialty drinks to try. Servers where very nice and came by often. We were in a hurry when we stoped so didnt get the pleasure of taking a tour but definitely will try next time...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We live coming here and trying out the latest and greatest drink from the distillery. The bartenders are amazing at mixing up just the right concoction.

1  Thank Jacklyn C
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

As one reviewer wrote, check the hours before stopping. My cousin and I were fortunate to meet the owner at the door. As he was preparing for an event that evening, he gave us a brief tour. All of the materials used are either grown...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 11, 2017

very good tour very informative plus hats off to them for striving to keep as much local as they can..from the grain, to the barrels to the boxes they sent it out in. the tasting was interesting in that there were 4 of us so...More

1  Thank MinnScooter
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