Willett Distillery nominated for 2020 James Beard Award

The James Beard Foundation recently announced its Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists for 2020.

Drew Kulsveen of Willett Distillery in Bardstown was nominated for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Producer.

This year, the Beards are focusing on geographic diversity in their nominees and winners. According to the Foundation, the changes are meant to address “changing population data, restaurant demographics, and culinary trends.”

After the judges and committee members vote, this list of nominees will drop down to five finalists per category, to be announced on Wednesday, March 25. Winners will be announced during the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on Monday, May 4.


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