The following is an extract directly from The Willett Distillery website:
On December 16, 1972, Even G. Kulsveen married Martha Harriet Willett at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bardstown, Kentucky. On July 1, 1984, Even G. Kulsveen, son-in-law to Thompson Willett, purchased the property and formed Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd., registered distillery DSP-KY-78. Even Kulsveen continues to operate at the facility to this day. Even's son, Drew Kulsveen, joined his father in the beginning of 2004 and Even's daughter, Britt Kulsveen Chavanne, and her husband, Hunter Chavanne, joined the business towards the end of 2005.
Great efforts to restore the distillery, cistern room, ageing warehouses and many other aspects of the grounds have been ongoing for several years. Mr. Dave Singer was very instrumental in seeing our dreams come to fruition. Dave was a welder who did the lion's share of welding work at our family's distillery. Unfortunately, Dave left us much too early when he passed away in December of 2010. We remember him fondly and this never could have happened without his contributions.
The story continues on their website!