- 1,407 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.
- 1,407 Ratings
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.
It was very informative and our Host was wonderful
We had a great tour with John. We also had a great experience buying the first run of bourbon and meeting and recieving the Blaum brothers autograph.
Great tour and guide!
I have (fortunately) been on many distillery tours but the one at Blaum Bros. was one of the best. Our guide, Dennis, not only gave us the ins and outs of the distilling process but did so in a way the was understandable and fun! The tastings at the end gave us a sneak peak at some of their products and, of course, I needed to purchase a few bottles for extra practice. When in Galena, stop by Blaum Bros. for a great tour and even greater libations.
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!