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Nice property, good tour

We took several distillery tours on our trip so this one doesn't stand out too much against the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erie, Pennsylvania
Good tour. Great property.

We did several distilleries on this trip. It was our first trip to Willett. The property is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barboursville, West Virginia
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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 4 days 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 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank ddreyfuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had already done 6-7 other distillery tours or tastings when I came here. Nice facility, and good product, but the tasting was somewhat less than I had hoped. The tasting is done standing. I much prefer a more relaxed setting. There was a brief monologue,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Llerrumnad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brand new Tour Guide Carla and she did a fair job. We really would have liked a little more history and background about the family and distillery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraigD1673
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful facility with interesting unique still combined with an enthusiastic new tour guide produced an enjoyable tour. This is the only distillery that had a reduced tour fee for a designated driver ticket which is a nice touch. And... they offered a mocktail during the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jess S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying, before anyone decides to hate on my blog, I understand there is nothing hidden about Willett’s whiskey or the distillery. However, for those same haters, have you heard of the Willett Family Estate Single Barrel Releases? Now that I have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank whiskeyismyyoga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour with a local that knew the company inside and out and provided a personalized touch. You won't have to worry about it being commercialized and you will enjoy the tasting at the end!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jason H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Put this Artisan distillery on your 'Tour' when visiting Bardstown and be prepared to buy at least 1 bottle; many of which are hard to find outside of the Bluegrass. Don't pass up the tasting experience if you can't stay for the tour. Impressive line-up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank teamsnardy
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The grounds at Willett are very nice. Willett offers a tasting four $5 plus tax or a tour. We opted for the tasting. We waited in the gift shop 20 minutes or so for the next available tasting. You are taken into a small room...More

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
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.