847.574.2499World-Class Artisan Spirits by Illinois' First Craft Distillery

Retailer Database

Our products are showing up in new places every day. Here is a searchable database of where you should be able to find our spirits for purchase by the bottle.  Please be aware that not all of these stores carry all of our spirits – it’s best to call ahead to avoid disappointment if you’re looking for something in particular.  If you’re in our area, you can visit the distillery as well – our hours and location are below.

Choose a state:

Online Stores

Here are links to the retailers that sell our product online and can ship it to many U.S. states, listed in alphabetical order:

In addition, some of the other retailers carrying our products can take orders by phone and can ship them for you.

Visit our Distillery & Tasting Room

FALL 2014 HOURS

Our distillery store and tasting room are open most days – stop by and try our spirits, or simply pick up a bottle:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 12 to 6 pm
  • Friday & Saturday – 12 to 9 pm

In addition, we serve a variety of delicious cocktails at our Cocktail Bar during these hours:

  • Friday – 4 to 9 pm
  • Saturday – 12 to 9 pm

We don’t serve food, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks, and we have menus from area restaurants that will deliver.  And, if you know you are coming with a group for cocktails, you can contact us to make a reservation and we’ll hold a table for you – just call us at 847.574.2499 or email us.

DISTILLERY TOURS

Want to meet Ethel the Still and the rest of the cast of characters that help us make our spirits? Want to learn more about the distilling process? Then our distillery tour is for you. We offer our tours on Saturdays at 3 pm, or for groups of 8 or more at other times/days by appointment.   Tours cost $10 per person, which includes a tasting of spirits, and they typically last 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of questions the group asks.  Unlike the tours offered at many other places, at least one of our founders will lead part of your tour, so you’ll have a chance to ask questions and hear from at least one of the people who started our little distillery. We recommend reservations, as our tour group size is limited.  Call us at 847.574.2499 or email us to reserve your spot.  If you’re nearby, feel free to stop by on a Saturday at 3 pm and see if we have openings – we sometimes do!

PRIVATE EVENTS

We host a variety of private events, whether for birthday parties, showers, team building events or just good times with friends and neighbors.  If you have a group of 8 or more, and want to arrange your own cocktail party, distillery tour, spirits discussion, or any other event, just get in touch with Sonja via our contact form or email us.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Here are a few pictures of what you’ll find here, and a highlight or two from our distillery tours.

Events Around Town & Beyond

We love to plan a range of fun events around the Chicago area and in other places where our spirits are available. Here’s what we’re up to in the next few weeks:

  • September 18, 2014
    • Cooking up a Cure
      Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Location: Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, United States Map
      Description: Cooking up a Cure is a fundraising event, combining Chicago's greatest chefs, breweries, wineries, and distilleries to raise money for the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter which provides support, education and research to scleroderma patients and their families. More info/tickets: http://www.cookingupacurechicago.com/
  • September 20, 2014
    • Standard Market Westmont
      Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: 333 E Ogden Ave, Westmont, IL 60559, USA Map
      Description: Join us for spirit & fall cocktail samples at the great Westmont market!
  • September 25, 2014
    • Gentile's, Chicago, IL
      Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Gentile's Wine Shop, 1160 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL, United States Map
      Description: Take a stroll down Taylor Street, and stop at this neighborhood wine shop for spirit and cocktail samples.
  • September 27, 2014
    • Fresh Market, Lincolnshire, IL
      Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: The Fresh Market, 475 Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, IL, United States Map
      Description: Stop by this great market for spirit and fall cocktail samples!
    • Milwaukee Cocktail College & Distilled Spirits Festival
      Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI, United States Map
      Description: Join us at this Milwaukee Cocktail Week event. In addition to all the sampling North Shore and many other spirits, cocktail seminars will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics. Put a few new tricks up your sleeves and a better working knowledge as to how to improve your cocktails at home or at your next cocktail party.

      Tickets start at $40, for more info:
      http://milwaukeecocktailweek.com/event/cocktail-college-spirit-festival/?instance_id=179
  • September 29, 2014
    • Indie Spirits Pre-Expo Smokin' Garden Party
      Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Up Down Cigar, 1550 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, United States Map
      Description: We'll be pouring spirit samples alongside many of our Indie spirit friends at the Pre-Chicago Independent Spirits Expo Smokin' Garden Party.

      Cost is $30.00 (includes 2 Up Down exclusive cigars and admission to the tasting). Tickets are limited, so please purchase them online at https://www.updowncigar.com/

      A portion of all ticket sales go to benefit UN86'd, a charitable organization which raises monetary relief for restaurant professionals in need and to educate workers on how to best utilize public and private healthcare for their own benefit.

      We'll see you there!
  • September 30, 2014
  • October 2, 2014
    • Independent Spirits
      Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: Independent Spirits, Inc., 5947 N Broadway, Chicago, IL, United States Map
      Description: We'll be pouring spirit and cocktail samples at this great neighborhood shop, including this year's limited release spirit, SommerWeizen. Stop by and see what all of the fuss is about!
    • North Shore Night @ Tavern Libertyville
      Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Tavern, North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL, United States Map
      Description: Join us at this great local bar for new cocktail specials and cocktail samples, with demonstrations of how to make 'em at home! Every month, on the first Thursday!
  • October 10, 2014
    • Indy Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo in Indianapolis, IN
      Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: Montage at Allison Pointe, 8580 Allison Pointe Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46250 Map
      Description: Our friends at Vine & Table in Carmel, IN organize this annual festival of great spirits. Tickets and more info available here: http://eatdrinkevolve.com/indys-whisky-expo/

Special Events at the Distillery

In addition to our regular Saturday 3 pm tours and our cocktail bar & tasting room hours, we have some other stuff on the calendar. Plus, starting October 2014 we’re kicking off a monthly event series to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary! If you want to make a reservation for something, call us at 847.574.2499 or email us!

  • September 18, 2014
    • Hands on Cocktail Class
      Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Description: Classes are back! You'll be guided through making three cocktails and then get to create your own! Class is $25 and includes snacks. Grab a friend or two and get signed up - call us at 847-574-2499 or email us at visit@northshoredistillery.com to reserve! PS, please keep in mind this is a class and we will start no later than 6:45.
  • September 19, 2014
    • Fall Cocktail Festival
      All Day
      Description: We'll be rolling out a new cocktail menu with fun flavors for fall, so stop by and check it out!
  • September 20, 2014
    • Fall Cocktail Festival
      All Day
      Description: We'll be rolling out a new cocktail menu with fun flavors for fall, so stop by and check it out!
  • October 10, 2014
    • 10th Anniversary Celebration
      Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Description: Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary in style! We'll have a "Greatest Hits" cocktail menu on offer, plus tastings of past limited releases and ongoing experiments, and a few other surprises up our sleeve. Stop by and raise a toast with us!
  • October 11, 2014
    • 10th Anniversary Celebration
      Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Description: Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary in style! We'll have a "Greatest Hits" cocktail menu on offer, plus tastings of past limited releases and ongoing experiments, and a few other surprises up our sleeve. Stop by and raise a toast with us!

      Please note we will be CLOSED until 5 pm, we will be celebrating our anniversary in Chicago with our friends at Binny's Beverage Depot (Lincoln Park) from noon to 4 pm!
  • October 16, 2014
    • Hands on Cocktail Class
      Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Description: This is a great introductory class.
      You'll be guided through making three cocktails and then get to create your own! Class is $25 and includes snacks. Grab a friend or two and get signed up!
      Please keep in mind this is a class and will start on schedule.
  • November 23, 2014
    • Holiday Cocktail Class
      Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
      Description: Classes are back! We offering a special holiday theme cocktail class, you'll be guided through making three cocktails and then get to create your own! Class is $25 and includes snacks. Grab a friend or two and get signed up!
      Please keep in mind this is a class and will start on schedule.

GET OUR NEWS

We send out two distinct monthly email newsletters to our avid fan base:

  • General Distillery Updates & Events
    • All the latest news from the distillery, such as new product announcements, great events around town and around the Midwest, fun trivia, cocktail ideas and more
    • Typically sent out the third week of each month
  • Tasting Room Events & Happenings
    • The scoop on fun events happening here at the distillery, as well as things in the immediate area, plus new cocktails and more
    • Typically sent out the first week of each month

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