Willett Distillery

The Willett family was making spirits shortly after the Civil War. Now, descendants continue the tradition by crafting bourbon and other whiskeys in the Bourbon Capital of the World. Fifth-generation distillers Britt and Drew Kulsveen helm the Bardstown distillery that has become famous for its craft whiskeys.

The Distillery Tour

See the main distillery building, which dates back to 1936, the cistern room, aging warehouses and other aspects of the Willett distilling process on your tour. The copper still that Willett’s trademark bottle was modeled after is a must-see.

The Bourbon Tastings

Your tasting flight at Willett may include several whiskeys like Willett Pot Still Reserve, Old Bardstown, Johnny Drum, Noah’s Mill, Rowan’s Creek or Pure Kentucky products.

Willett Distillery Barrels of Bourbon Whiskey Produced on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Things to know about Willett

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Willett made?

Willett is made at 1869 Loretto Road in Bardstown, Ky.

Who owns Willett?

Willett is privately owned by members of the Kulsveen family.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Willett produce?

Willett Distillery produces Willett, Johnny Drum, Kentucky Vintage, Noah’s Mill, Old Bardstown, Pure Kentucky, Rowan’s Creek, Black Maple Hill, Corner Creek and Speakeasy branded products.

Is Willett on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Willett is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Craft Tour.

Which distilleries are near Willett?

Many distilleries are near Bardstown, including Maker’s Mark, Heaven Hill and Four Roses.

Where can I find out more about Willett?

Learn about Willett at kentuckybourbonwhiskey.com.

Start Planning Your Kentucky Bourbon Distillery Tour

Let’s start planning your ultimate Kentucky bourbon distillery tour today! We offer a variety of public tours as well as custom-made experiences that are tailored to your every bourbon desire.