Galena is transformed into a gorgeous winter wonderland during the winter. Beautiful buildings dusted with snow, shop fronts twinkling and glowing with warm light, and seasonal events make the colder months a fantastic time to visit. Bundle up and stay warm during your visit by attending the Galena Whiskey Weekend! You won’t want to miss out on the array of fantastic whiskeys available at this event.
What is the Galena Whiskey Weekend?
Warm up this winter during the Galena Whiskey Weekend! On the last Saturday in January, historic Turner Hall celebrates craft whiskeys and bourbons by hosting an afternoon and evening tasting of quality whiskeys—also known as the Grand Tasting. Attend the Grand Tasting and savor the complex, smooth flavors of a variety of rare and ultra-premium whiskeys. For a sneak peek at what whiskeys will be available, check out the tasting program layout.
What Will I Experience During Galena Whiskey Weekend?
There will be an array of over 175 fine whiskeys at various stations throughout Turner Hall. This includes whiskeys made by local distilleries like Blaum Bros. as well as offerings from major labels. Taste your way through the warm flavors of spice, smoke, oak, and countless others—you may discover an entirely new taste that you love! If you find one that you thoroughly enjoy, most of the whiskeys (excluding the rare kinds) will be available for purchase by the bottle. If your palate needs a break from whiskey sipping, there will be complimentary water and hor’s d’oeuvres, too.
Tastings end at 4 p.m. sharp, but Turner Hall is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Galena, so you won’t have to worry about scrambling for something to do afterward.
How Do I Attend the Galena Whiskey Weekend?
Purchase your tickets for the afternoon or evening tasting in advance online, print them off, and bring them to the event to be scanned. Once you arrive, you will be given a commemorative Galena Whiskey Weekend Glencairn Whiskey Glass—no need to worry about drink tickets! This is an adults-only event; unfortunately, no one under 21 nor pets are allowed.
Other Things to Do
If the Galena Whiskey Weekend piques your interest in the other beverages of Galena, there are many ways to explore them! Plan to attend the popular Nouveau Wine Weekend in November to taste the wines of Galena Cellars. There are also wineries and a brewery in town to explore, no two the same. You could spend an entire day just exploring these different places!
Stay Nearby in Luxury
When you stay at Farmers Guest House, you’ll be just a short stroll away from Turner Hall—no need to fret over designated drivers or transportation beyond your own two feet! Our historic inn is steps away from Galena’s charming, lively Main Street, the picturesque Galena River, landmark buildings, and many other top attractions.
Despite being in such a fantastic location, you’ll discover that Farmers Guest House is a tranquil oasis. Our lovely, rust-colored brick exterior complements the serene gardens to create an inviting, relaxed feel. Inside, you’ll find that we are effortlessly extending the building’s tradition of hospitality. From warm greetings to elegant accommodations outfitted in everything you may need during your stay, you won’t find better lodgings in all of Galena.