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Willett Distilling Company

1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0899
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One of my favorites!

Smaller distillery that has a great family history. Absolutely one of my favorites to visit! I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ohio
A small family-owned distillery offering excellent guided tours with insight to their unique small batch process

This is small family run operation. The grounds is not large so the tour does not require a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin R
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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 – October) Tour Times Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, on the hour Sunday – 12:30; 1:30; 2:30; 3:30 (April – October)
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (55 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0899

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smaller distillery that has a great family history. Absolutely one of my favorites to visit! I hope as they grow they don't lose the site of what brings me back! Love it there!

Thank cabrnet7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is small family run operation. The grounds is not large so the tour does not require a lot walking. The tour offers insight on the family history and their unique distilling process. I found it to be interesting and offering something a little different...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a craft distillery. Smaller than the big boys but a producer of really fine bourbon and rye. The operation is not much to look at but the gift shop is well stocked for a smaller place. The people who work there are down...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very friendly tour with well informed woman who was their brand ambassador. Felt more family run than some of the other distillery operations .Small enough group to answer lots of questions . Good tasting of some of their very good products . They...More

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This distillery is building an onsite grist mill, Bed and Breakfast, gazebo, wedding chapel, and guest house. They have started to produce, barrel and bottle their own distillate instead of using others and their company is growing. The grounds are beautiful and will even improve...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a whim as we weren't about to get a tour at Heaven Hill. This place was smaller, friendly, and had interesting bourbons. We liked the location, the parking was easy, we opted to forgo the tour and just do the tasting...More

Thank Nerzie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are really busy at Willett and the work they are doing is great! Their bourbon is tasty too. The venue is very quaint and beautiful; it will be amazing when they are done!

Thank sabhmueth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to not have a traditional tour guide, but actually one of the Head Brewers lead our tour!! It was very informative, very casual, and the bourbon was great!! Every member of our group was impressed!! Would highly recommend this distillery and this...More

Thank petslove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average tour but the guide was pleasant and enthusiastic. Bourbon was so so. Great location. In the middle of construction and will be very nice.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in the morning hoping to go on a tour. We were told that a reservation was necessary, my bad. However we were not even greeted when we came in the door to the gift shop and of all the distilleries we have visited...More

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27 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
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
12 October 2016|
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Response from Playindead | Reviewed this property |
It is actually "glencairn" and it is a whiskey glass.