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Willett Distilling Company

1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081
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we did the tasting but couldn't get in the tour because of the storm. the location is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Todd B
What a great place to visit

A great tour. The people running Willett are the best Great personalities and so much fun. We did... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 – December) Tour Times Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, on the hour Sunday – 12:30; 1:30; 2:30; 3:30 (April – December)
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0081

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Reviewed 6 days ago

we did the tasting but couldn't get in the tour because of the storm. the location is beautiful and very well kept. the store is neat with quite a few different items.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great tour. The people running Willett are the best Great personalities and so much fun. We did the tour and learned a lot. Then we did the tasting and that was a blast as well. The facility is so rich in history and you...More

1  Thank Will547
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour of many distilleries but found this one the most pleasant. Described as a "craft" distillery, they were smaller and more intimate than many. That just made the experience more enjoyable. Things on a smaller scale are easier to get the...More

1  Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, Willett makes some fantastic whiskeys so a tasting is wonderful. But, the tour is a good one and you can see the whiskey boom is treating them well. The visitor center was just finished and more renovations on the site are coming. Highly recommend.

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant stop as you could taste without taking the tour. They had their flagship and their less common bourbons available. Staff was pleasant and conversive. Pours were generous and the product worthy. When we visited, there was construction going on and there was dust in...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one awesome tour the tour guide Was awesome the Bourbon was great very interesting a must if your in Bardstown the willett bottle shape is awesome and loved the gift shop.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to stop in at the Willett Distillery on a road trip home to New Orleans. From the car I was able to easily determine we could make the last tour of the day and...More

Thank Ursulinesgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited while the distillery was under construction. Our tour guide was ok, but she seemed rushed--maybe because we were the last tour of the day. I will say the still is pretty cool. They even sell small bottles of bourbon shaped like that still....More

Thank Moonmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent tour that was informative and personalised. It was not a busy day so we had our own private tour. We were warmly welcomed and felt like valued guests. The bourbon tasting was exceptional. We bought many bottles to take back with...More

Thank HBM85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Willett offers such a great tour. Very informative and love the small distillery vibe. Wonderful and generous tasting and lovely buildings. The resident 'mousers' were a lot of fun.

Thank highrpm77
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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.