There are so many cozy places for a cocktail in Bardstown, KY, and one place not to miss is the Bar at Willett, located at the famed Willett Distillery. It’s the perfect romantic stop for vintage whiskeys, classic and innovative cocktails, tasty small plates for sharing, and post-distillery tour nibbles. Depending on the weather, you can enjoy outdoor seating on the patio at The Bar at Willett with pretty views or be close to the action with a bar seat where you can watch the bartenders work their magic.
The Bar at Willett is also known for its fantastic and creative food options that rotate seasonally and sometimes daily, so every visit may look slightly different. It’s always fun to take a tour of the Willett Distillery beforehand, on which you’ll learn the intriguing history of this family-owned Bardstown distillery, founded in 1936. As with many stories behind these famed distilleries, they began with a dream, and Willett found so much success throughout the years, celebrating the 25,000th barrel as of 2017.
One of the most popular things to do in Bardstown, KY, is visit the local bourbon distilleries for tastings, tours, and merchandise. There is so much to explore that the best way to take it all in is on a multi-night trip, and our bourbon-themed Bardstown bed and breakfast is the ideal place to make your home base. Not only are we within minutes of some of the best distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, but our stunning accommodations are elegant, romantic, and unique. Each morning, we’ll treat you to a lovely and hearty breakfast—the best fuel for heading out on bourbon tastings. Start planning and book your lodging for your next getaway today!
Bardstown, Kentucky, is often called the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” as many bourbon distillers started here! It’s a prime destination for bourbon enthusiasts seeking tastings, tours, limited releases, and rare vintages. While not all distilleries in Bardstown offer dining experiences, when you head to the Willett Distillery, a reservation at The Bar at Willett should be on your itinerary.
Here are five bourbon distilleries near our Bardstown bed and breakfast with dining options not to miss:
This is just the beginning of the incredible dining options at the local Bardstown restaurants. For personalized recommendations or reservations (which are highly recommended for The Bar at Willett), just let us know during your stay at the Bourbon Manor Bed and Breakfast.
After a wonderful tour of the local Bardstown bourbon distilleries or a nightcap at the Bar at Willett, you’ll be set and ready to retreat to our bed and breakfast to relax and refresh. Our beautiful property is less than ten minutes from a handful of these historic establishments. We even offer a guided and chauffeured tour for tastings—these sell out frequently and early, so it’s best to add these enhancements at the time of your lodging reservation.
Our Bardstown Bed and Breakfast sets the perfect tone for a romantic getaway, friend’s trip, or solo retreat. Our ten spacious, antique-appointed, and spirit-themed B&B guest rooms at our award-winning, historic bed and breakfast are an ideal, centrally-located lodging option for exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on tours and excursions, as well as for those visiting for romance or business in the Bardstown, Kentucky area. We’ll treat you to a wholesome and hearty Southern breakfast each morning of your stay!
As a proud member of the Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Association and Select Registry (a prestigious collection of small inns and B&Bs across the country), you can rest knowing that visiting the Bourbon Manor will be exquisite. With the beautiful and timeless furnishings, luxurious amenities, and five-star service from our Innkeepers and staff, you’ll be on cloud nine on your next trip to Bardstown. Start planning your next getaway filled with tastings at the bourbon distilleries, cocktails at The Bar at Willett, and so much more. Book your lodging today!
As we all know Kentucky is Bourbon Country and Bardstown in right in the middle. We have hand crafted a 3-Day guide that will take you through the best of everything in Bardstown and the surrounding area.
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