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A big thanks to Justin for a phenomenal tour! The people and family environment was... read more

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Saturday Distillery Day

We really enjoyed this tour and meeting the niece of the owners. She did a great job explaining the... read more

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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 Tour Times Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, on the hour
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0899
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Reviewed today via mobile

A big thanks to Justin for a phenomenal tour! The people and family environment was outstanding....can’t wait to come backs when the restaurant opens as well as the lodge. Oh...the bourbon isn’t half bad either ;)

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour and meeting the niece of the owners. She did a great job explaining the family history and about the iconic still. The operation is small, so not on the bourbon trail, but well worth the stop!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Willett is more of a family distillery. Their pot still bourbon in the distinctive bottle is their flagship product. They also produce a Willett Rye, Old Bardstown and Johnny Drum. All good stuff. We did not tour, just tasted and visited the gift shop. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank G8rJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this family business, they pay attention to detail to produce an amazing bourbon. If you have limited time, choose to visit Willett. They have way much better bourbon compared to Jack or Jim, plus is less visited so you might ask more questions to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Willett was definitely our favorite of the several whiskey/bourbon tours we’ve taken in ky and tenn!! Just the right amount of time and information. We were all so impressed by the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into the Willett product!!! And the tasting allowed us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

None of us had ever heard of the brand before but the write up looked interesting. They're heavy on the which isn't my favorite but I left with a bottle. The $22 charge for tasting is high, considering you only get to sample 3.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best distillery tours I’ve been on, and I’ve toured many. Our tour guide, Josh, was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer everyone’s questions and didn’t try to rush us through the tour. This was one of the smaller...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took several distillery tours on our trip so this one doesn't stand out too much against the others. Still, it was a very good tour. The guide takes the group through the distillery to show the fermentation tanks, the still, etc. and then to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hedgeventure
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We did several distilleries on this trip. It was our first trip to Willett. The property is undergoing some renovation and will be really nice in 2019. One addition will be a small bed and breakfast, which,to my knowledge, is the only distillery to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 285andyf285
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited Willetts and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour was comprehensive and it’s interesting that they’re working to develop the facility as a destination. Bourbon was great.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Jillsjourneys | Reviewed this property |
yes. Check out their website for exact information, hours of operating and tour times
January 18, 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
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Playindead | Reviewed this property |
It is actually "glencairn" and it is a whiskey glass.