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Willett Distilling Company

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Address: 1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
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+1 502-348-0081
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Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company....

Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company. Today, the Willett tradition continues.

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Family-owned, fantastic bourbon

Hannah did a great job on our tour. Distillery is small, but provides a more intimate, personal look at the process. They are in the process of adding on, including lodging! $12... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
WannaBgypsy
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hannah did a great job on our tour. Distillery is small, but provides a more intimate, personal look at the process. They are in the process of adding on, including lodging! $12 gets you 3 samples & a take home bourbon glass.

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Thank WannaBgypsy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit.. the bourbon is the best. Try pot still it is the best I have tried. Very near tour and friendly people

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Thank Jennifer B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the family owned aspect, but too many people per group and the grounds not very impressive (although maybe 5 yrs from now it will be).. that said, the bourbon is delicious and you get to keep your glass. Hannah was a crowd pleaser

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Thank Angie C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is excellent for a small or larger group. They are incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable in their craft. I have been here with my family and recently brought a work party there and each experience was excellent. I love the small family feel and the tour guide was excellent!

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Thank David F
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't have time for the tour, but got a tasting and great information in the gift shop from the saleswoman.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the smaller distilleries, still family owned. Great tour, had a few tastings, and you can keep the glass for a souvenir.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was located in a really pretty area. There is a lot of construction going on at the distillery which creates a little bit of a hassle. However, standing in the parking lot, the 360 view is nice. The tasting room and area is nice. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Not a large operation but very nice and... More 

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Thank highm
Newport, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the distillery tour and it was very cute and fun! I really liked the laid back atmosphere and the wonderful tasting bourbons!

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Thank alaible24
Helena, Alabama
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful distillery with great tour and the staff is always helpful. Make sure to do the tour and sample their product.

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Maysville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this distillery and improvements continue to be made to the grounds. On this visit, the tour included the distilling facilities and the visit to where they fill their barrels as well as where they store them. This is definitely a building to building tour, so nicer (drier) weather is recommended, though an umbrella works... More 

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