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Willett Distilling Company

1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081
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Friendly Distillery !!

We visited Willett on a recent trip. We like the small distillery atmosphere. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Alabama
Dont Miss this Distillery

We spent 4 days touring 7 distilleries - some on and some off the "official" Bourbon Trail. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portage, Michigan
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Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company. Today, the Willett tradition continues.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Willett on a recent trip. We like the small distillery atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and informative. I was asked if I was ex military and when I said yes they didn't charge my wife and I for the tour, just for...More

Thank ALA_Traveler52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days touring 7 distilleries - some on and some off the "official" Bourbon Trail. So happy we spent time at Willet, as it was one of our absolute favorites! Small family owned operation, where you could feel the love, pride, and personal...More

Thank LeslieKepp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Willet is a small batch distillery that takes its history seriously. The owners keep to a simple philosophy...do it right and small. The distillation still is unique and the plans for a bed and breakfast on sight will make this an even more fun place...More

Thank michaelsL3638RM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by while on the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Trail. It was our second visit to Willett. The Distillery is quaint, even though they were in the midst of some construction/renovation. We had a tasting and thoroughly enjoyed their bourbons. Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek, and Willett...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great distillery tour with great bourbon. Highly recommended. The tour was comprehensive and informative. Sampling the bourbons was a bonus.

Thank Romper55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Willett has been one of our favorite bourbons ever since we were lucky enough to be given a bottle of their Family Estate Bottled Bourbon five years ago. The Willett property is lovely and is undergoing slow but steady construction ... they were just finishing...More

Thank oybolshoi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on several tours over 3 days and this was the best one. Out of all the tours this was.. A: The least commercialized B: Small group tours made it easy to ask questions and get answers C: The only tour that let you...More

2  Thank rmh0lmes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to this visit because we love Willett -- but this was our least favorite stop of 7 we saw. The grounds were unimpressive and then we found out that they outsource the production of Willett. So the one label that...More

Thank JenBraz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is very traditional for a distillery, but the tour guide was very thorough and pleasant and very proud of their family routes. Being small, the tour is very up close and personal. We had seen several of their higher end bourbons ( Pot...More

Thank Peg P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A smaller distillery but well worth the trip. The employees were informative and helpful and were eager to talk to us about their bourbon. They additionally had unique merchandise that wasn't the same "cookie cutter" as some of the other places we had visited.

Thank runnertravel2016
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Are you open on Sunday's? What are your hours
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
Hi we will becoming from Louisville ... can you recommend best time of day to visit? Restaurants that are good? Would you recommend a Limo rather than drive?
19 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
What is a glenclaire?
12 October 2016|
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Response from Playindead | Reviewed this property |
It is actually "glencairn" and it is a whiskey glass.