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To Willett Friends and Family far and wide:

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and following guidance from public health authorities, we have decided to suspend tours and visitors to the Distillery and The Bar at Willett. We will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th.

If you have a pre-scheduled tour affected by this closure, you will be refunded in full.

We understand this is an inconvenience and disappointing. The health and wellbeing of our employees and visitors are our number one concern at this time. We look forward to opening our doors again soon, and welcoming you all to visit Willett.

If you have any questions, please call us at (502) 501-9699.


Our family would like to invite you to historic Willett Distillery, an independent and family-owned distillery that dates back to 1936. The property sits on the outskirts of lovely Bardstown, Kentucky, in an atmosphere that is quintessential Kentucky. Bardstown literally owns the name “Bourbon Capital of the World,” and in 2012 the USA Today and Rand McNally proclaimed Bardstown “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America.”

Once on the distillery grounds, one begins to understand just how unique the distillery and its surroundings are. Great efforts to restore the main distillery building, cistern room, aging warehouses and many other aspects of the grounds have the left the property totally transformed, with more exciting developments in the works. From the underground, spring-fed lakes, to the Kentucky split-face limestone exterior, to the old turn-of-the-century belt and pulley fan systems running throughout the distillery and visitor center, it truly makes for a memorable trip.