- 1,229 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.
- 1,229 Ratings
the tour was great, just had one issue with the reservation, I made it for 12 people at 1:00 online, immediately called and talked to Matt who said not problem we can move you to the 3:00 tour as that is the one we wanted. When I got there at 2:40, Richard, I think his name was or Doug, oops forgot, said sorry you were on the 1:00, not pleasant at all even after I explained what took place, once I mentioned I talked to one of the brothers he was nicer....said, "well, the tour is going to be really full, yadda yadda yadda" my friends were saying, well if they don't want us here we will just leave, I told them about the initial mix up and let's just stay. The tour itself was good but I tell you, customer service wise.......I would have a talk with Richard and explain being nice to customers is key!
The tour was very informative and interesting. Suggestion would be change the order of the sampling at the end. Starting with the gin almost left such a strong burn that you couldn’t enjoy the whiskey. I would put that first.
Need a non drinker ticket price. Tastings were too small. Tour guide was great. Drinks were excellent but too expensive
Dennis was great gave us so much information and history. Would highly recommend stopping in!
I was very surprised that young children were allowed to take the tour. I would suggest that you offer an adult tour experience that would allow the 21 and over crowd to truly enjoy the distillery and tasking experience without having to worry about tripping over toddlers and strollers.
It was cool learning how everything was made. I would have liked a bit more history and the samples to be a bit bigger. Still a great experience.
Great tour and atmosphere!
We were hoping to see some of the manufacturing process actually taking place. The bartenders need to be more attentive to waiting customers. We stood at the bar for 10 minutes before any one even acknowledged us or asked us if we could be help etc. and they were not very busy at the time.
The staff and tour guide were friendly and answered all of our questions.
An awesome destination—would definitely recommend to anyone.
Great presentation of a fantastic product!
Great atmosphere, knowledgeable guide and employees.
We loved the tour - and unexpectedly found out my husband went to high school with matt. That made it extra special. Dennis our tour guide was excellent (buy him a drink!). We like your product so much we came back the next day and bought more!
Dennis did a great job with the tour and was very friendly! Enjoyed the experience!
Dennis was great and we learned so much from him. Your facility is beautiful.
Tour guide Kathy was just OK. Knowlegable, but was a bit awkward at times and would stop to scold the parents of two young kids... after they were told that the tour was perfectly fine for children.
Interesting and unique but not very organized.
Dennis was awesome. Learned a lot!
It was a fun time.
Tour and tasting lacked the charm of other small distillery tours I've attended in the past such as FEW and Koval. Guide kept referencing Jim Beam and other large distilleries which our group thought was strange. Really enjoyed the gin.
It was an interesting tour and the tastings were great. Could have been a bit more entertaining overall but it was a good time.
Our tour guide was Dennis who was very knowledgeable and informative about the distilling process. We both learned at lot and had a wonderful time. What an awesome place.
Great tour and even better whiskey
The staff was awesome. It was very informative and the whiskey was delicious. Probably going to make this an annual thing!
The tour was very informative and entertaining. Dennis had a great time to his voice and had good knowledge of the product.
It was great! Dennis was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide.
Dennis was great.
Girls Weekend at my cabin from age 21 to 70 and we decided to throw in the 11:00 distillery tour before Our wine tasting tours... Jon was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions.. The girls said this was the favorite part of their weekend... I did book ahead of time so we were guaranteed a spot... We stayed after the tour and had some excellent drinks made with the spirits you make there . Very comfortable inviting atmosphere... Would highly recommend others as a must on their to do list when visiting Galena area....
It will be more interesting when Blaum Bros. is ready to deliver its own aged bourbon.
I would suggest slightly larger samples or additional flavor sampling. Enjoyed the tour overall and Dennis did a wonderful job sharing the process of making alcohol with us and explaining the machinery. Thanks