Willett distillery

Willett factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Willett Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Kentucky USA
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1935 - Present Grain Willett Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Drew Kulsveen Kulsveen

Can I tour Willett?

Yes Willett distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 623 of 836 tours to date. This gives Willett an overall rating of 4.5

Latest reviews

Recommended. Tasting Has Options. by AnontravelerIL

Willet has a very pretty, smaller campus. We sat outside for lunch and it was lovely. Food is delicious & unique (pansies, Szechuan chicken, semifreddo). Extensive special edition whiskey releases available through the bar. Coffee shop attached to gift shop. As we visited during COVID we were only offered an educational tasting (no tours), but we loved the fact that we were given options to choose from...all tasters were given the Pot Still Reserve bourbon to start, and then our guide Josie would explain a group of three whiskies and you got to choose one; rinse & repeat. A total of 4 whiskies per person in the end, so an attending couple can essentially try 7 whiskies if they share. Tasting reservations open up 14 days prior, and Fri & Sat times book fast. Recommended!

Must See Bourbon Trail Stop in Bardstown! by Kevin B

We visited 7 distilleries over a 3 day weekend and this was our unanimous favorite. It felts like visiting a friends house for the first time and they just wanted to show you around. You start off the tour by them bringing a tray of bourbon glasses. You take one and your first sample is already in there. So you sip, walk and talk. My favorite sample was the pour we got in one of the Rick houses. I didn’t know it before but I’m a big fan of drinking bourbon in a Rick house. Also all of the whiskeys at Willet are next level delicious!

The BEST Bourbon Tour!! by Chris Kinzig

We recently moved to Kentucky past November. We have been on 6 tours so far an this tour has BY FAR been the BEST experience we have had. From the family feel and participation from the owners, to the tour guides knowledge and friendliness. The tastings where uniquely done along the tour. Willet will be the place that I bring my visiting friends and family back to!! Thank your for and amazing experience!

Rating Reviews
Excellent 623
Very good 169
Average 26
Poor 14
Terrible 5