Drew Kulsveen

Bardstown, KY Willett Distillery

Drew Kulsveen is the 5th generation whiskey maker at Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. The Willett family has been making Kentucky Bourbon since 1865. The current distillery was established in 1936 by Drew’s grandfather Thompson Willett. The company fell on hard times and stopped producing in 1981. Drew’s father, Even Kulsveen, purchased the property in 1984 and formed Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, an independent bottling company. In 2012, the Willett Distillery resumed production and remains one of the smallest family owned distilleries in Kentucky.

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