The Customer is the Boss: Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

The Customer is the Boss: Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

The Customer is the Boss: Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

At A.Y. McDonald, the customer is always the boss. That’s why we value relationships with our customers—local and afar—like Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., located in Galena, Illinois.

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. was founded in 2013 by two brothers who discovered that the only way they could get along was to drink whiskey with each other. This love for the magical brown spirit led the brothers down the path less traveled; one where they ended up quitting their careers to distill fine spirits that would be enjoyed by all. After years of research, involving no formal education, the brothers have produced what they believed are deliciously intoxicating liquors.

When the Blaum Brothers, Matt and Mike, began the process of starting their own business, they had never actually distilled at home. Not knowing a lot about the distilling process, they had their fair share of hiccups in the process and were looking for solutions to different pieces of equipment that didn’t work according to plan, as well as the water pressure. That’s where A.Y. McDonald was able to step in and deliver a solution with trusted quality and dependable service.

Prior to working with A.Y. McDonald products, Blaum Bros. had trouble maintaining the water pressure in the distillery—a constant ‘tug and pull’ of their equipment stealing water from each other due to the inconsistent pressure. The A.Y. McDonald Variable Speed Booster System helped the Blaum Brothers increase efficiency in their distilling process by creating consistent water pressure.

“We want to release good whisky,” said Mike Blaum. “Our goal isn’t just to make cheap widgets and profit from them. We want something that we can sit at the pool in the future and drink, and say ‘hey, this doesn’t suck!’”

“We’re miles ahead of where we planned to be at this point,” added Matt Blaum. “Sales have really taken off, so we’ve made quite a few more bottles that we originally planned.”

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. is thrilled with the A.Y. McDonald Variable Speed Booster System—even crediting the pump for lowering their blood pressure! With the system, they’ve been able to finally eliminate the ‘tug and pull’ of water in-between distilling columns and can send the right amount of water they need at the right time and maintain a consistent pressure, helping them to become more efficient and profitable.

To learn more about how A.Y. McDonald helps make water (and spirits!) work, visit the product section of our website.