Bardstown master distiller finalist for James Beard Award

A master distiller in Bardstown is a finalist for the James Beard Award.

Willett Distillery master distiller Drew Kulsveen is a finalist for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirit Producer.

Kulsveen joined Willett Distillery in 2003 and has worked to expand the companies bourbon and rye portfolio.

He has been nominated as a James Beard Award semifinalist four times.

“It is always an honor to be nominated and to be in the company of other great wine, beer and spirit producers,” Kulsveen said. “This is a true family business and everyone that is a part of our team helped achieve this nomination. Everyone is all hands-on deck and that makes this that much more special because I get to share this with them.”

James Beard Award winners will be announced on Sept. 25.

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