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“Excellent Distillery Visit”

Willett Distilling Company
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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)
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Great friendly staff showing off their excellent products. Unfortunately did not have time for a tour, but the tasting experience was thoughtful and offered a great sample of their products including an excellent single barrel rye. Great selection of products for sale at fair prices. Certainly a great choice for a bourbon trail trip.

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Willett Distillery offers a very informative tour. At the end there is a tasting and you get to keep the glass! I really enjoyed our time there.

Thank Kandi S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We love Willett and seeing the grounds. Tours are new for this distillery and you can tell they are doing something special to make it look nice. Tour doesn't go over too much, just 2 buildings. However, the guide was great and the tasting was delightful. Don't hesitate booking this one.

Thank Matthew N
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Our party of four, including an 8 year old were entertained, educated and treated with Southern Hospitality. They make great bourbons and had a great selection available for sale with a generous tasting to help make your selections, I bought most all of them. Thanks to the family for pulling the operation back together and embarking on an aggressive building plan including a B&B already under construction. Our tour guide was also very good and well informed about this boutique family bourbon operation.

Thank Joe N
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We have done a majority of bourbon tours, so we did not take the tour at Willett, just did a tasting. This is a smaller distillery, which is nice to experience. The bourbon is higher proof and a little more Kentucky hug than most, but good.

Thank Peggy H
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