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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:

  • Mon-Thurs – 12 to 6 pm
  • Fri-Sat – 12 to 9 pm


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.


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:

January 31, 2015
Wine, Chocolate, and Spirits Tasting
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Grove Country Club, 3217 Rfd, Long Grove, IL 60047, United States Map
Description: Join us for the wonderful fundraiser to support the Equestrian Connection. We'll be pouring samples and offering bottle sales. With dinner, tastings, and live entertainment it's sure to be a great evening! Event and ticket information here:
February 12, 2015
Spirit Lovers Class at Sunset Foods, Long Grove
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Sunset Foods, 4190 Illinois 83, Long Grove, IL 60047, United States Map
Description: Another fabulous Sunset Foods cooking & cocktails class - We're pairing our delicious, sophisticated cocktails with Chef Mary Gill's unforgettable Parisian bistro menu of Salmon Rillettes, Tarragon Cocktail Quiche, and Classic Cassoulet. Each guest will also assemble two lovely and decadent Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. C’est magnifique!
Demonstration and Tasting; $30 per person
For more info & to reserve your spot:
February 14, 2015
Pizza Rustica Foodie Brunch
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Kitchen & Bar at PR ~ Pizza Rustica, 3908 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613, United States Map
Description: We'll be pouring samples of our spirits as part of Pizza Rustica's special Valentine's Day brunch, featuring Soups, Salads, Red Fruits & Chocolates with your choice of PR's Prime Rib Carving Station (complete with scrumptious sides) or fresh, plump Oyster Bar - all for $30 bucks *plus* a North Shore Vodka Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15.
This special brunch runs from 10:30am to 3pm, North Shore Distillery Free Artisan Spirits Tasting 11am-1pm, plus Flex Pass Theater Ticket Giveaways (a $150 value) from Profiles Theatre & Theater Wit
Reservations: 773-404-8955
February 28, 2015
Distill America
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703, United States Map
Description: We'll be in Madison WI for the seventh annual Distill America Event! taste a wide range have great spirits including North Shore Distillery. For tickets and more information:

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!

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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

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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