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.
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 Fine Spirits (Illinois, most products)
- The Jug Shop (California, most products)
- K & L Wines (California, both gins and aquavit)
- Ludwig’s Fine Wines & Spirits (California, a few products)
- Mission Wine & Spirits (California, most products)
- West Lakeview Liquors (Illinois, most products)
- Wine & Cheese Place (Missouri, most products)
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
2015 HOLIDAY TASTING ROOM & DISTILLERY STORE HOURS
Our distillery store and tasting room are open most 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
- Sun – 12 to 6 pm (Nov 22 through Dec 27)
COCKTAIL BAR HOURS
In addition, our cocktail bar is open and we serve a range of cocktails:
- Fridays – 4 to 9 pm
- Saturdays – 12 to 9 pm
- Sundays – 12 to 6 pm (Nov 22 thru Dec 27)
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 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:
LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1933 EVENT
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gorton Community Center Grotto, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest MapJoin us and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society for an Alcoholiday! Step back in time to celebrate the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the end of Prohibition in 1933. Listen to the strains of “Stormy Weather,” and eat and drink while learning about the history, food and drink of the era. Details & ticket info here: http://lflbhistory.org/event-alcoholiday
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. If you want to make a reservation for something, call us at 847.574.2499 or email us!
REPEAL DAY CELEBRATION
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the 82nd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition with a menu of classic cocktails and period music! Period attire welcome but not required.
HOLIDAY CHEER @NSD
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We'll be open for any last minute shopping needs, as well as a cuppa holiday cheer, for the afternoon. Stop by if you're in the area!
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED
Closed for the holiday.
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for our last bash of the year - great fizzy-bubbly cocktails & more, great tunes & good times! Plus, bring an item to donate to Save-A-Pet in Grayslake and get $1 off your purchase! Their wishlist is here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c6dc425f32c06b0df3a56c2a7/files/Wish_list_2015_Save_A_Pet.pdf
Tasting Room CLOSED
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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