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Willett Distilling Company

1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081
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Family owned small distillery worth the visit.

Distillery undergoing renovations, what they have is nice, when they get done it will be gorgeous... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deborah V
Family owned, great products!

This is a family owned distillery that has a great craft and good choices. They are in the process... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company. Today, the Willett tradition continues. Visitor Center Hours Monday thru Saturday – 9:30 till 5:30 Sunday – 12:00 till 4:30 (April – December) Tour Times Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, on the hour Sunday – 12:30; 1:30; 2:30; 3:30 (April – December)
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081

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Reviewed yesterday

Distillery undergoing renovations, what they have is nice, when they get done it will be gorgeous! Tour was informative and guides were knowledgeable. Actually got to see into the mash tanks and taste it as it goes through its fermentation process.

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a family owned distillery that has a great craft and good choices. They are in the process of finishing a visitors center and tasting room which was partially under construction during our visit. Tours are on a set schedule and we missed the...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with dad and brother. We took the tour and had a small tasting. Tour was informative and our guide, Amber, did a great job explaining history of the Distillery and how they are making a comeback. She also did a great job with the...More

Thank DingoJones
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the 4th distillery that we visited and, unfortunately we didn't learn anything that we hadn't heard before. The tasting was OK in that we had a several choices, unlike the pre-determined tastes that you're given at some of the other places. There were...More

Thank 103PatD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour guide, friendly salespeople. See everything from grains to bubbling tubs of "brewer's beer" to visiting the casks in the rickhouse. Great product, veteran/military discount, free tastings if you don't have the time or energy for a tour. You get to keep your tasting...More

Thank Veedubbr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Willett is doing such great business that it is in the process of remodeling most of its common areas but the tour and the guide were sensational. If you not only want to see a distillery but learn the process this is the place to...More

Thank AndrewCoiner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first distillery tour, and it was a great place to start. Tammi was our tour guide and was fabulous. She was well informed, pleasant, and clearly enjoys her job. Beautiful grounds with a lot of improvements being made. Veterans and military have...More

Thank jlbailey109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a quick free tasting at Willett because the tours were all booked up for the day. They are in the process of a major remodel and the main building and grounds will be even more impressive when everything is done. I loved meeting...More

Thank Lindsey T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family run place. Not as glitzy as some but down to earth. Killer small batch Rye. Worth a visit and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. They are adding a bed and breakfast which should be up and running next year.

Thank Will K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to a couple of distilleries over the Labor Day Weekend, and this was definitely my favorite, first off it's on a beautiful piece of land, but the back story is really interesting and it doesn't hurt that the small batch whiskey they sell...More

Thank carterbNewYork
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26 March 2017|
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Response from Jillsjourneys | Reviewed this property |
yes. Check out their website for exact information, hours of operating and tour times
Cliff K
18 January 2017|
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Response from Irishtiger525 | Reviewed this property |
The day we went, it wasn't the least bit crowded. But I am now seeing that some answered that you could definitely use reservations. We went on a Monday and it was very open. That being said, I'd rather you be safe than... More
11 October 2016|
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Response from Playindead | Reviewed this property |
It is actually "glencairn" and it is a whiskey glass.