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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


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
  • Sunday – 12 to 6 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
  • Sunday – 12 to 6 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.


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 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:

December 6, 2014
Binny's St. Charles
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 1950 Lincoln Hwy, St Charles, IL 60174, United States Map
Description: We're pouring spirit & cocktail samples at this great suburban store
Binny's Downers Grove
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 2010 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515, United States Map
Description: We're pouring spirit & cocktail samples at this great suburban store
December 10, 2014
Holiday Cheers! @ Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022, United States Map
Description: Join us to celebrate the holidays, as we pour samples of our spirits along with other local distilleries, wineries, and breweries, while you enjoy the surrounding Wonderland Express exhibition with trains and more than 80 Chicago landmarks.
Tickets & info here:
Holiday Cocktails @ McDonald's Liquors in Minneapolis
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: McDonald's Liquor Store, 5010 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, United States Map
Description: Join Sonja at this great store in Minneapolis for a seminar on spirits & cocktails for your holiday celebrations. Contact the store for signup details:
December 11, 2014
Cocktailian with City Pages - Minneapolis, MN
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States Map
Description: City Pages First Annual Cocktailian event will feature a variety of libations from both local and national distilleries & wineries, including North Shore Distillery. From neat sips of micro-distilled spirits to tastes of craft cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in 20+ premium samples coming from the Twin Cities and beyond. Tickets and more information here:
December 12, 2014
Binny's Elmwood Park
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 7330 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707, United States Map
Description: We're pouring spirit & cocktail samples at this great city store
Cocktail Class @ Whole Foods Minneapolis
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market, 222 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, United States Map
Description: Join Sonja at this great retail shop for a fun cocktail & spirit discussion. Contact the store for more details, or stay tuned to this page for updates!

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’ve kicked 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!

November 26, 2014
Pre-Turkey Day Bash
Time: 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Description: Please join us for our Fourth Annual Pre-Turkey Day Bash! We'll have a range of fun, festive cocktails (and recipes) available for your pre-holiday celebrating!

Plus, for every item you bring to donate to PADS Lake County or Save-A-Pet, we'll give you $1 off your purchase!
PADS Lake County's Wish List:
Save-A-Pet's Wish List:
November 28, 2014
Bloody Mary Bash & Post-Turkey Day Fun
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Looking to entertain your friends & family (or get away for awhile)? Want to take a break between shopping adventures? Join us all day for our fourth annual Bloody Mary Extravaganza - at least three different options, with a full range of garnishes available - all Bloodies will be just $6. Bring an item to donate to Save-A-Pet or PADS Lake County and get $1 off your purchase!
PADS Lake County's Wish List:
Save-A-Pet's Wish List:
December 5, 2014
Repeal Day Celebration
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Description: Join us for a proper celebration of the Repeal of Prohibition on the official anniversary of that day! We'll have a special menu of period-appropriate cocktails, dress in period attire and celebrate some of the great cocktail innovations developed elsewhere in the world while we were "dry." You are welcome to dress in period attire as well, but it is not required.
December 24, 2014
Holiday Cheer at North Shore Distillery
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: North Shore Distillery Map
Description: Join us for afternoon cocktails & last minute purchases!
December 27, 2014
Pre NYE Bash
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: North Shore Distillery, LLC, 28913 N Herky Dr #308, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States Map
Description: We're staying open late for our final party of the year. Join us for our fourth annual Pre-Pre-Pre-NYE celebration, with festive sparkling cocktails, good tunes and great times! The party officially starts at 5 pm, but we'll be practicing earlier in the day as well.

Plus, bring a donation item for PADS Lake County (our local homeless shelter) and get $1.00 off your purchase! Here's a list of what they need most urgently:


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

You can subscribe to one or both of these newsletters by filling out your information here. We don’t share your information with anyone, your email address is safe with us!

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