All-Minnesota Made Boulevardier

J. Carver Distillery is a prolific producer of high-quality craft spirits made entirely of Minnesota grain.  So, when the runner-up for Best Distillery in the 2016 Charlie Awards drops a bunch of new spirits on the market, we get a little bit excited.  Brickyard Bourbon, Runestone Rye, and Island View Brandy were all released in mid April 2017; coming soon is J. Carver's absinthe.

The new Runestone straight rye whiskey is non-chill filtered to retain a robust flavor. The Island View Brandy is made from Minnesota grapes, and is the first Minnesota brandy on the market.  Brickyard Bourbon is named for the historic brickyards of Carver County, MN and the tasting notes include a softer mouthfeel than most bourbons.

It's also the base of 


  • 1 ½ oz Brickyard Straight Bourbon
  • 1 oz house made cherry sweet vermouth (substitute high quality sweet vermouth)
  • 1 oz house made Italian Liqueur (substitute an Italian Liqueur like Campari)


Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until combined and chilled. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with an orange peel. Flame the orange peel for a little extra flair.


J. Carver Distillery has been distilling craft spirits from all-Minnesota grown grain since late 2014.  The distillery and cocktail room is open for public tours on Fridays and Saturday, and by appointment.