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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

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:

October 23, 2014
Binny's Southside Wine & Spirits Tasting, Evergreen Park, IL
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 3447 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, United States Map
Description: Join us for a grand tasting featuring spirits and wine from around the world at our biggest tasting of the year! Local favorite Mother Butters Popcorn and Confectionery will supply delicious bites. Your $5 donation goes to Evergreen Park charity Christmas Without Cancer.
Event Cost: $5.00 For more info: http://www.binnys.com/events#loc_31
October 24, 2014
Discover the Spirits, Rockford, IL
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Discovery Center Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL, United States Map
Description: Immerse yourself in an evening of frivolity and fundraising. Sip and sample a symphony of more than 80 spirits, including your favorite spirits from North Shore Distillery!
Entice your ears with the splendid sounds of live music and enjoy the entertaining company of friends during this enchanting night of fun. The evening’s surprises, tricks and treats include tasty tidbits, lively science demos, fortunes told by a palm reader, silent auction action, conversations with mixologists and more.
$45/person. Must be 21 or older.
For info & reservations (required)
http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/events/index.htm
October 25, 2014
Binny's Plainfield, IL
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 12307 S Rte 59, Plainfield, IL, United States Map
Description: We'll be pouring our awesome spirits and autumn cocktail samples at this Binny's outpost. Stop by for some local spirits!
October 30, 2014
Spirits & Scary Appetizers at Sunset Foods, Lake Forest, IL
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 825 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA Map
Description: We're back in the Lake Forest Cooking Studio at Sunset Foods for another cocktail and cooking class. Chef Mary Kay will prepare some easy fall cocktail party bites, and we'll pair them with our favorite fall cocktails.Take home recipes and knowledge to prepare “small bites” that will leave your friends and family screaming for more!
Tasting and Demonstration, $30 per person
For more info & registration here: https://www.sunsetfoods.com/news/cooking-classes-events
November 6, 2014
ICDA Event at Binny's
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Binny's Lincoln Park, IL Map
Description: Join us for the first official tasting event coordinated by the ICDA! The folks at Binny’s Beverage Depot offered up the use of their lovely new Lincoln Park tasting room for this event, and many of our members will be there with cocktail & spirit samples. Ticket information coming soon!
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!
November 7, 2014
Binny's Champaign, IL
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Binny's Beverage Depot, 802 W Town Center Blvd, Champaign, IL, United States Map
Description: We're coming for you, Central Illinois! We'll be pouring spirit and cocktail samples to start the weekend at this Binny's outpost. Stop by and say hello.

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!

October 31, 2014
Spooky Cocktails @ North Shore
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Join us for some spooky, delicious cocktails if you dare! We're working up some fun, festive, daring cocktails for Halloween - come on by and get a treat for yourself!
November 1, 2014
Spooky Cocktails @ North Shore
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Join us for some spooky, delicious cocktails if you dare! We're working up some fun, festive, daring cocktails for Halloween - come on by and get a treat for yourself!
November 15, 2014
Exploring Vodka
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Seeing as North Shore Vodka was one of our first two products, we will celebrate all things vodka with an exclusive, all-vodka cocktail menu. In addition, we’ll share a range of experimental vodkas we have made and explore how our vodka has evolved over the years. We will also make some of our early batches available for sale, including a very rare, Batch 1 Bottle.
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.
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: http://padslakecounty.org/wish-list/
Save-A-Pet's Wish List: http://saveapetil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Wish-List-one-page.pdf
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: http://padslakecounty.org/wish-list/
Save-A-Pet's Wish List: http://saveapetil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Wish-List-one-page.pdf
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.

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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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