Join Our Family

Join The Willett Family

Est. 1936, the Willett Distillery is perched atop the highest point in Nelson County, Kentucky. After 80 years, Willett remains independent, family owned and truly family operated. The Willett family traditions of craftsmanship and commitment to quality are apparent throughout the production process. Employees are considered extended family and everyone contributes to the signature Willett lend-a-hand work environment.

Available Positions

Tour Guide

Position Summary


Willett Whiskey Hosts are responsible for welcoming guests and ensuring each guest is made to feel valued. Whiskey Hosts provide an entertaining, accurate education about whiskey production, history and the premium Willett family of brands. Hospitality, serving others and gratitude are paramount values for the Willett family. Consequently, Whiskey Hosts personify the signature Willett family variety of southern hospitality. Whiskey Hosts guide walking tours of the historic Willett property and conduct educational product tastings. Whiskey Hosts serve whiskey shop customers, providing thoughtful product recommendations based on consumer preferences, facilitate purchase transactions and stock products.


Additionally, Whiskey Hosts support the inviting appearance of the property by regularly cleaning, organizing and replenishing surroundings.


Ideal candidates are interested in continual education with a healthy curiosity in the whiskey industry, constantly seeking information and further readings.


As a small family owned business, respectful behavior, teamwork and flexibility are essential for success. All staff members are required to look for opportunities to assist fellow employees and encourage coworkers daily.


Whiskey Hosts serve as the company’s liaison to consumers and as such the importance of this position to the overall success of the organization family cannot be overstated. The ability to establish relationships and guide a memorable experience beyond replication is central to this position.


Qualifications & Skills

Must be 21 or older to apply.

High School Diploma required.

Exceptional verbal communication skills required.

Charm and wit appreciated.

Must demonstrate an unwavering positive attitude, with a strong commitment to honesty, work ethic and teamwork.


Full Time. Employee Discounts. Health Insurance. Life Insurance. Paid Time Off.


To Apply: Email employment@willettdistillery.com with Whiskey Host in the subject line. Please include your contact information and your resume.