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Willett Distilling Company

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Address: 1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
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Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company....

Tradition: In 1936 Thompson Willett founded The Willett Distilling Company. Today, the Willett tradition continues.

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Good tour call ahead to reserve you tour. Small Family owed Distillery. They make around 40 barrels of Bourbon a day.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlie W
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Princeton, Indiana
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Princeton, Indiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good tour call ahead to reserve you tour. Small Family owed Distillery. They make around 40 barrels of Bourbon a day.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While visiting Bardstown, KY and touring seven bourbon venues, Willett was the only tour who offered a discounted DD tour for $5 instead of the regular $12 tour. As this was on my husband's bucket list, he did the tasting here, so I can't review the bourbon, but I can judge everything else here. This family distillery is being beautifully... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really neat campus with warehouses and a pond nearby. The $12 tour went at an easy pace, with a little tasting in the middle. The buildings were very cool to go through and see each step of the process. The two glass tasting at the end was kind of bizarre. You get one glass of the flagship bourbon and then... More 

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Huron, OH, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations in advance are required for this tour, only $12 per person. You get a nice tasting & a glass. We were the first group in the new tasting bar & it wasn't even fully set up. Can't wait to see this facility grow. Definitely going back!

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Thank SherryOrndorff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time around at Willett for us great time can't wait to see it after renovation is done ,and don't forget to check out Talbott Inn before you leave town.

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Thank Scott G
Shippensburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I stopped in on our bourbon trail tour. WONDERFUL guide, young lady with blond hair. She was very informative, upbeat, engaging etc. Tremendous ambassador of the brand. Tour was quite immersive, got to see pretty much all of it. Nice smaller operation. I know they are expanding some things and hope they don't go TOO big. We didn't... More 

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Thank WHISKEYTIM
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the most friendly group of people, a nice family owned operation with a lot of love put into what they do. This was the best tour we did in our time there and the best final product.

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Thank Chris O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit when you're in town. It should be nicer once the renovations are completed. The bourbon was good.

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Thank Sarah F
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the small still family owned Distilleries in the Commonwealth. The tour was a small group but there was a whole lot of information. It included 3 tastings. The flag ship brand in a decanter type bottle was excellent. WILLETT. I tryed the Johnny Drum another very good one. The Rye was different I wished I had... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting tour. Good selection in small gift shop. Their product is good and they are working to improve the facility which should improve the overall experience. I'd recommend going after the new guest facility opens probably May 2017.

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