Monday, March 28, 2016
Willett distillery before, it is one of my favorites. The top picture is the outside of the distillery building, it sets atop a hill just south of Bardstown. The second picture is a bubbling mash tank fermenting away. Distilleries have a lot of grain, being an old farm boy, I know that when you have grain, you have mice. Someone mentioned the cat to our guide, she said the cats keep the mice under control. The still is a modern hybrid pot still with a column top. Aging is done a a cluster of rick houses. Unique to Willett's the barrels spend their entire life where they are placed. Bottling takes place in another building that was not open the day we were there.