Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Blaum Bros. Is a family owned and operated craft distillery in Galena, IL. Blaum Bros. Uses local grain from Jo Daviess County and produces handcrafted spirits including bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, gin...And many others. Blaum Bros. offers daily tours and tastings and has a gift shop and a craft cocktail bar. Located in Galena on Highway 20 on the East side of town. Come try one of our specialty cocktails!
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george d
Ortonville, MI16 contributions
Family
Second visit in 3 years. Took the tour a second time Recommend buying tour tickets in advance since their popularity has increased.
Great tour for children also and are they are welcome.
Written July 23, 2022
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Steve D
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Wife & I attended the tour with Gary this afternoon. WOW!!!! what a great tour, tasting & information overload. I would definitely recommend the $14/person tour fee, and grab a drink before that you can take with you on the tour. What an awesome "little" business who is kicking butt & taking names in the organic space of distilleries.
Written September 8, 2022
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quilter58
Chicago, Illinois22 contributions
We enjoyed a Bloody Mary and Orange Whip at the bar with Lexi before our tour. . Our guide Dennis was both knowledgeable and entertaining. So happy to learn they use locally sourced grains and return byproduct to local farmers, and to see many local merchants serving Blaum Bros. liquor. Hellfyre vodka, IPA Gin, and straight Bourbon came home with us. These folks are clearly loving what they do and doing it right since their Oldfangled Knotter bourbon sold out in 1.5 hrs and is available now for over $1,000 a bottle!
Written August 2, 2022
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Sarah H
Mason City, IA29 contributions
We were part of the distillery tour on a Saturday at 3 PM. I booked the tour a couple weeks ahead of time online, they did sell out so I would recommend getting tickets ahead of time.
This was in October 2020 so masks were required, and patrons who wanted to just get a drink had to be served at outdoor tables. Only tour patrons were indoors, and we wore masks the entire tour - besides the 5 minutes at the end during the sampling.

The tour guide Dennis was excellent! - extremely knowledgeable, spoke very clearly, and made the distilling process easy to understand and very interesting! I have a greater appreciation for their spirits! We also got a few bottles to go.

We didn't have time to stay for a drink but they have a great menu they pair so well with each of the spirits they offer. Definitely recommend stopping here for a visit and tour if you have time!
Written October 5, 2020
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W6873UWmichaels
Aurora, United States15 contributions
Couples
Dennis was our tour guide. He did a great job of speaking loud enough for the group to hear and slowly in explaining all great attributes for speaker. Must say however, he spent alot of time talking more about other distilleries he’s been too and enjoyed. This was my second time being at a distillery and Im sure everyone has their own spin and approach but seemed weird to not talk more about your own place. My wife and I are bourbon drinkers and the bourbon here was not good, the gin and other spirits we sampled tasted horrible and not to our liking. Not quite sure how you can lead a group talking about how other distilleries make their product then at the end give 3 bad samples- Would not recommend this place for drinking purposes if you actually enjoy bourbon
Written May 31, 2021
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Abigail J
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The distillery tour was so interesting and very fun and informative. Dennis was very knowledgeable and I'm amazed that they managed to pack that much information into 45 minutes. The group was small enough that it felt covid-safe and I loved that you could order a cocktail at the bar beforehand and take it with you on the tour. Tasting was a great little variety and the whole atmosphere of the place was very nice. Despite Dennis's humor and expertise, I also have to admit that Mark was the real star of the show. Do it!!!
Written January 19, 2022
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Hannah
1 contribution
Couples
Stopped here on a week trip to Galena, IL. Wesley was our tour guide and gave us an hour long tour of the distillery for only $10. He was very knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. Just visiting for an hour you can see the type of homey vibes the place gives off. Once leaving, we kept saying how fun of a place it would be to work. Best part was the yummy samples at the end of the tour of course.
Written March 10, 2022
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s.r
Salina, KS1 contribution
Couples
A chance encounter and road trip itinerary lead us here. We were greeted by Wes near the entry, given a brief introduction, and discovered a tour was imminent. We joined, had a few minutes till tour time so, while primarily beer drinkers, acquired a (bourbon) lemonade (Wes's suggestion) to enjoy on the tour. Our 8 member group enjoyed Wes's narrative and tour through the production area. We moved at a nice pace, learned about the history, processes, rules, and more. Questions and conversation were encouraged. Ending with a product tasting we experienced first hand some of the nuances of the distillers art.
Thanks to Wes and the Blaum brothers and their staff for for a great road trip encounter!
Written May 20, 2022
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Joseph D
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Dennis did a great job of holding the attention of a rather large group on the tour. He was quite informative, polite, and engaging. I'd certainly recommend the tour, and the bar area is pretty nice also for after the tour to enjoy some great cocktails.
Written February 22, 2022
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Nathan H
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Couples
The best part of the experience is learning how much work goes in to the making of the many products of Blaum Bros. The guide for the tour, Dennis, was fantastic not only with his knowledge of the process but in keeping everyone engaged by using humor during the tour. I would highly recommend this as a destination for anyone as not only was the tour great, the drinks made by the bar staff were out of this world awesome as well. I would highly recommend the Blaum Bros. Bourbon and other spirits as well to anyone as they are super smooth and do not leave you with any unpleasant after taste. Overall top notch and tastes better than a lot of the “big name” bourbons and whiskeys out there on the market today.
Written March 28, 2022
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM