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Nice small family operated distillery. Bourbon was very good - tour was interesting. And we got to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KJL0823
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Great bourbon

We visited willets as part of a multi distillery tour package. We enjoyed willetts tour and guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael S
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Reynoldsburg, 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 Tour Times Monday thru Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm, on the hour
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1869 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small family operated distillery. Bourbon was very good - tour was interesting. And we got to keep that cute little glass. Nice visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KJL0823
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited willets as part of a multi distillery tour package. We enjoyed willetts tour and guide. Each distiller gives a different unique perspective, and willets is no different. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many of the distilleries over the years, but this was our first time at Willet. It was nice that is was smaller, not crowded and not overly commercial. We did not take a tour, but did a tasting. It was great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vetsby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on several tours/tastings, today went on the shorter tasing/tour. For $18 you really do not get too much... a brief history and 4 tastings. I will say the grounds are beautiful. They are adding a restaurant upstairs and, at some point in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maureen1771
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I loved the smaller more intimate tour at Willett. Willett Family seemed to take pride in their business.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jdjohnson79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was done well. Guide was very knoweledegable. Only problem was no high end bourbons for sale or at the tasteing

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited and felt very mislead on the pricing of the actual tour (apparently, their website had recently been updated). I sent the following email when I arrived home: Good afternoon. My husband and I visited Willett today for the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Melliston13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour of the facility and was greeted with a small glass of bourbon to drink as we toured. The tour was very relaxing, we learned a lot. After the tour we had a tasting and a quiz. So much fun!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tham0m
Reviewed 17 February 2019

Beautiful grounds. This is a smaller distillery and as result the tour felt more personal that what you experience in the larger distilleries. They start the tour with a lesson on how to make an Old Fashioned and then give the guests a sample to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Armida W
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

We didn’t get to do the tour, just the tasting. The property looked nice. Worth a stop if you are in town. Willet has a decent selection.

Date of experience: February 2019
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jarrooks
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
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653cliffk
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
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992Texan
12 October 2016|
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Response from Playindead | Reviewed this property |
It is actually "glencairn" and it is a whiskey glass.
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