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Beautiful location

We decided to visit this distillery recently as part of our tour of bourbon country. It is in a... read more

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Kellie H
Alexandria, Virginia
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Very nice location, excellent bourbon, cool bottle.

Learned some history, did the tasting, bought a bottle. Did not have time for the tour. The tasting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maineville, Ohio
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
+1 502-348-0899
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Reviewed today via mobile

We decided to visit this distillery recently as part of our tour of bourbon country. It is in a very pretty location that looks like it will be even more appealing once they complete some construction projects. The staff was friendly and inviting. It is...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Learned some history, did the tasting, bought a bottle. Did not have time for the tour. The tasting was done in a private room which was different and better than the other three we visited.

Thank seve8ev
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a small, family owned distillery so different from the larger distilleries we had already seen. Tammy was our guide and was full of interesting info you might not receive from a big place. At the tasting they have several products so you taste...More

Thank Kristina L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Great knowledge and history was shared with us. Smaller groups of all ages seemed to work perfectly and hearing/understanding the guide was not an issue. Although the gift shop was small the tasting was great and relaxing. Nice job..

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though we arrived just a teensie bit late, we were welcomed to the tasting room for what was one of the best tastings of our Bourbon Trail experience. Only the Old Forester tasting was on this level.

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Willet Distillery is an awesome place. We toured several distilleries in the area and this one was our favorite. It is a small operation so it is very easy to get upclose and truly experience each part of the operation. We even got to put...More

Thank Donna1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 4th year in a row that we visited Willet! They are doing so much to really make this a welcoming place. I love the copper still and the design of their bottle! Lots of bourbon options as well! A must see!!!

Thank tbj88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cool place with a very nice staff that was kind enough to do a tasting with us. They brought great information to the tasting and shared their experience. It was a very beautiful property that is still being developed for the tours....More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the smaller campuses, but the tour was very thorough and hands on. We visited every part of the distillery and saw the whole process up close and personal. Our guide was very thorough and friendly. The tasting at the end was...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family owned, great tour guide (used to be a schoolteacher) who was informative and friendly plus presented in a down to earth, easy to digest format. We also interacted with the folks filling, plugging, and loading the barrels. Recently renovated and really nice visitor center...More

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26 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.