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Willett Distilling Company

1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081
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"Craft before it was cool"

Willett is definitely a small scale operation, and a very different stop on the bourbon trail. Of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
A nice bourbon spot

Of all the bourbon stops we made, this was by far the prettiest. Looks don't matter, but the care... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 2 days ago

Willett is definitely a small scale operation, and a very different stop on the bourbon trail. Of all the places we ventured, my wife said that she enjoyed Willett the most of all because it felt like a "down home, family affair", and she's right....More

Thank SchruteFarmsBeets
Reviewed 4 days ago

Of all the bourbon stops we made, this was by far the prettiest. Looks don't matter, but the care they put into their grounds they put into everything. They have a lot of construction going on as they are expanding. I think they said a...More

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a tour of this distillery and enjoyed it immensely; as it is on the "small scale", felt comfortable asking questions -- and, did not feel "tired" from walking all over!

Thank Manya O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place that is still growing. Very informative guides and they make it fun. The visitor center has been remodeled as is just about done and it is great. They now have samples of bourbon distilled directly on site and its GOOD. Make sure...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much more to come from this new distillery with an old name. They are adding a B&B and an open air auditorium...which you can see will be fantastic when it's finished! The tour was excellent with a knowledgeable and clear speaking tour guide. My favorite...More

Thank travelgirl315
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 10 am tour which we booked in advance (recommend). The grounds are gorgeous and there is some construction going on. The gift shop has been opened about two weeks again. Our tour guide was super informative and it seems every time we...More

Thank mexicangirl2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great tour of the grounds. Staff was really nice and enjoyed their work. Learned their process for making their products as well as got to see it in action. Got to sample some great bourbons and got to keep the sample glass which...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I developed an affinity for Willet before I ever visited the place. Their unique bottles are shaped like their copper pot still. Willet is a small, family owned distillery. Their small batch process results in some of the best bourbon in Kentucky. A visit to...More

Thank 04DTS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit this distillery because I really like their potstill. We just missed a tour, but the women in the welcome center offered us a free tasting of any two bourbons. My wife and I each selected two different ones and shared them,...More

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We the did the major distilleries last Thanksgiving and were back for more this June. Willett is a distillery you simply don't want to miss. Forget the unique bottle ~ Willett is just simply a great little distillery with a super friendly laid back atmosphere...More

Thank Kent L
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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.