- 1,600 Ratings
Galena Distillery Tour
Get up close to the distillation process on this 45 minute distillery tour in historic Galena, Illinois. See the workings of a distillery and sample a variety of its products in this historic city of Galena.
What You Will Do
- Get an in depth look at the makings of this distillery, on a tour that allows guests to taste and touch ingredients used
- Lounge in a tasting room and cocktail bar after your tour
- Learn more about the distillation process than ever before on this 45 minute tour
- Guided 45 minute tour
All ages are welcome on the tour, although only guests 21+ will be allowed to participate in tastings. Anyone with the first name Gus gets in for free.
- 1,600 Ratings
Awesome tour and loved the drinks! Great atmosphere and loved the layout of the tap room. Darts is a nice touch! Can't wait to go back.
We were a little disappointed that some items were not available for purchase - due to regulations. I also would have loved to try what there WAS to purchase - for example, the absinthe.
The product itself speaks for it ALL. The tour was interesting, very technical which was over most of our heads on the tour. However, it may have been better when production was taking place, but the future of the Blaum Brothers Distillery and products was of great interest. Keep working on your presentation Steve, it will come. Thank you!
Found the tour very interesting. Our tour guide, Dennis seemed very knowledgeable. Good tasting opportunity. Decent price. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
It was a great experience overall. The two tour guides did a great job explaining the process while keeping it fun. Kingsley was also very friendly! If you like bourbon, just expect to be leaving with a bottle.
During our tour one of our tour guides was “training” I understand these people need time to learn and experience but he really jumped all over and it was extremely hard to follow what he was saying.
Our tour guide, Jon, was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained the distilling process. It was cool to see the inner workings of a family-owned business and hear the story of their humble beginnings.
The tour was very informative and Jon did a great job. It was very interesting since I didn't know much about the process prior to the tour and had never toured a distillery before. My wife and I ended up spending about $120 on the tour, merchandise and drinks. In my opinion, I think people that take the tour could be offered a free or reduced price drink at the bar or a free glass or something. Anyway, we enjoyed visiting and I look forward to drinking my bourbon.
Interesting information during the tour. Dennis kept it fun and informative.
Everything was very informative and the staff were very nice and loved having us there.
Great tour! Very informative & fun.
Loved the tour and our guide!
Very interesting tour, tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the processes in making of spirits
Dennis. our tour guide was very friendly and welcoming. Very detailed and knowledgeable. Second time in a distillery with the first being the Corralejo Tequila distillery in Penjamo, GTO. Mexico. Located in beautiful Galena, IL the Blaum Bros. distillery is small but hopefully they will expand in the near future. They're an up and coming distillery that produces quality bourbon, gin, vodka and soon rum! You have to try the "Hellfyre!" Hits your tougue with an explosion of flavours.The actual distillery is clean and orderly. The barrel storage room makes you want to move your bed in and take a nap.The aromas should be made into air fresheners. Bar and lounge areas are great! Only complaint would be that they should pour a few more samples as one isn't enough. J/k!
The tour was very informative and the tour guide was knowledgeable. Very nice facility very clean and well ran. Staff was friendly and we had a great time. Their products are really good and I highly recommend taking the tour and purchasing their products.
Dennis gave a gr at your, friendly and knowledgeable, look forward to coming back!
Very fun and informative!
I wish that rum would have been available. Also, it would have been great to have met one of the brothers.
The tour was very informative. Dennis was wonderful
The guide was very knowledgeable and showed great interest in letting us know all about how the distillery works and the Blaum Brothers. The tasting after the tour was fun too!
It was a great tour; however I think you would sell more liquor if instead of shots, you had some actual drinks made/mixed with your product. It would give people ideas how to use and possibly buy more. Otherwise very very good information.
Enjoyed myself during my visit. Bartenders and everyone else I interacted with were very nice. Bourbon lemonade was delicious. My only critique would be to stop continuously mentioning Jack Daniels (garbage swill) every 2 seconds while on the tour. Id also recommend a more thorough explanation of the distilling process as well as the general process of what it is you're doing there to set yourself apart from the rest of the vast bourbon market.
Just disappointed that you weren’t brewing anything. Also please consider smaller bottles of gin, vodka, and the spicy vodkas. I would have bought smaller bottles of each.
This was our first distillery tour. I was interested in how vodka and gin are made, they weren't even mentioned until near the end of the tour. I know whiskey is popular but only talking about whiskey during intro had me thinking I was in the wrong place. Richard is a nice guy but he really stretched the intro before tour. We did enjoy the tour and learned several things. You have a neat place and wish you success.
Tour guide Kathy not very knowledgeable about details and not a very fluid speaker (lots of sops and starts). Very nice facility. Wish they had more available in smaller bottles.
Great place Great tour Great service
I felt that the tour was very informative, but, a bit too long. 50 minutes. Also too pricey for what you get. I'v been to dozens for such tours that were free, or for that price included a souvenir, such as a free shot glass
Good visit - interesting; however, we thought we were going to see the making of the product in action. All we got was Dennis telling us things that we had to picture in our minds. My wife did like the cat and the samples were fun.
The tour was interesting and informative. I feel that if you want people to become familiar with your product you should not charge $10 for this tour. If someone likes the product they will buy it on the way out. You will make a profit but why make money on the tour.