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.

Looking for FIRESIDE ORANGE? Find the short list of folks who have it here.

Choose a state:

Online Stores

Unfortunately, FedEx and UPS have changed their policies, and state laws continue to change – so we’ve just updated the list of retailers who can ship our spirits to you. Here are links to the retailers that sell our product online and can ship to some U.S. states (contact them for details):

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

If you are looking for FIRESIDE ORANGE, we recommend calling folks to see if they’ll ship it – no one has it on their website as of December 15.

Visit our Distillery & Tasting Room


Our distillery store and tasting room are open on the following days- stop by and try our spirits, or simply pick up a bottle:

  • Tues-Thurs – 12 to 6 pm
  • Fri-Sat – 12 to 9 pm
  • CLOSED Sundays & Mondays for the winter


In addition, our cocktail bar is open and we serve a range of cocktails:

  • Fridays – 4 to 9 pm
  • Saturdays – 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.

Please note: we close up to one hour early if it’s quiet – give us a call if you’re coming our way on the later side!


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!


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.


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 are taking a break for the first couple of weeks of 2016 from events to regroup and plan out our year. We love to plan a range of fun events around the Chicago area and in other places where our spirits are available. Once we have our calendar updated, we’ll post them all here:

February 19, 2016
  • Steve's Junction Road, Madison, WI Tasting
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
      122 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717, USA Map 

    Madison and area friends - stop by Steve's for a Distill America "warm-up with North Shore," we'll have spirit, cocktail samples and good fun!

    More details...
February 20, 2016
  • Lake County Beer Lover's Meetup "On Bourbon Street"
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
      Lake County Fair Association, 1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030, United States Map 

    We'll be pouring our spirits at the 2nd Craft Beer Lovers Meetup. Join us for fine craft beers, tasty spirits, wine and foods, and live entertainment at this Mardi Gras themed bash!
    For more info & to purchase tickets:

    More details...
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
      The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703, United States Map 

    We'll be in Madison WI for the eighth annual Distill America Event! Taste a wide range of great spirits including North Shore Distillery. For tickets and more information:

    More details...
February 26, 2016
  • Whole Foods Kingsbury Tasting
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
      Whole Foods Market, 1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642, United States Map 

    Join us for cocktail and spirit samples!

    More details...
March 1, 2016
    5:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
      Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647, United States Map 

    We're excited to be pouring alongside our Illinois distilling pals at this great event! Sample great spirits from the great distilleries of the Midwest, along with live jazz music, fine Chicago edibles, and a cash bar. Ticket info here:

    More details...
March 2, 2016
  • Absinthe Dinner with Community
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
      Community Tavern, 4038 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, United States Map 

    Stay tuned for info!

    More details...
March 3, 2016
  • North Shore Night @ Tavern in Libertyville
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
      Libertyville Map 

    Join us for our monthly cocktail party with our friends at Tavern Lounge! We'll have some great seasonal drinks on offer, as well as spirit tastings & good times.

    More details...
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Special Events at the Distillery

In addition to our regular Saturday 3 pm tours and our cocktail bar & tasting room hours, we typically have some other stuff on the calendar. If you want to make a reservation for something, call us at 847.574.2499 or email us! Otherwise, here’s what’s coming up in the near future:

February 12, 2016
  • Valentine Cocktails!
     4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

    Whether you're in love or definitely not (or somewhere in between), we'll have some great cocktail options this weekend - stop by for something sweet, or something bitter, or something deliciously boozy!

    More details...
February 13, 2016
  • Valentine Cocktails!
     12:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

    Whether you're in love or definitely not (or anywhere in between), we'll have some great cocktail options this weekend - stop by for something sweet, something bitter, or something deliciously boozy!

    More details...
February 28, 2016
  • Hands on Cocktail Class
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  

    Join us for the next installment of our very fun, very popular cocktail making class. We'll start at the very beginning, and walk you through the basics of cocktail composition, tool purpose and usage, and more. We'll make and taste three cocktails together in small teams, and then you'll move to a freestyle round to apply what you've learned! $35 per person, includes cocktail samples, class and some snacks. Call us or email to reserve your spots - 847.574.2499,

    More details...
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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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