The Willett Family had already been distilling in Kentucky since the late 1800's, almost 100 years before Aloysius Lambert Thompson Willett founded the Willett Distilling Company in Bardstown. After decades of production under the Willett family, descendants from the Kulsveen branch took over in 1984 and formed Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. The Kulsveens maintain ownership and management to this day along with the Chavannes who joined the business in 2003 prior to a major renovation of the facility that wrapped up in 2012. The new generation will certainly build on the great reputation achieved by their historical brands: Johnny Drum, Old Bardstown, Rowan's Creek, Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek, and Willett. Their 6 Year, rare edition Rye is distilled from 95% Rye and 5% malted Barley in neighboring Indiana but aged and bottled in Kentucky. The finished product is non-chill filtered and bottled at cask strength of nearly 110 Proof.