Retail Partners

Our products are showing up in new places every day – here’s an interactive map of our retail partners across the Midwest (and a few beyond). Not every store carries every one of our spirits, so we suggest you call ahead if you’re looking for something specific! If you’re in our area, you can visit the distillery as well – our hours and location are below (scroll on down).

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.

Visit our Distillery & Tasting Room


Cocktail Bar, Distillery Store & Tasting Room
Stop by for a refreshing cocktail, taste some of our spirits, or pick up a bottle in our shop:

  • Thursdays – 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Fridays – 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Saturday – 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Sunday – 1 pm to 7 pm

We do accept reservations, so give us a call if you want to reserve a table – 847.574.2499.

Distillery Store & Tasting Room Only (but not cocktails)
In addition, you can stop by to pick up a bottle, try one of our products, discuss a private event, or just check us out:

  • Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays –  1 to 4 pm

We are CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Distillery Tours

Join us for a fun, interactive exploration of the distillation process. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the amazing Ethel the Still, and the rest of the cast of characters that help us make our spirits, and get an insider’s view to the life of a distiller, along with a tasting of our spirits. We offer tours on:

  • Thursdays at 6:30 pm, and
  • Saturdays at 2 pm and 5 pm

General tours cost $10 per person, last about 60-75 minutes including the tasting, and spots can be reserved online here. Space is limited, so if you want to come for a particular day, we recommend reserving your spots in advance.

Geek Out Tour – The first Saturday of the month at 2pm (starting with July 2, 2016), we offer a “Geek Out” version of our tour, which is a more in-depth tour led entirely by our master distiller, Derek. Those last 90 minutes or so, cost $25 per person, and can also be reserved online.


Here are a few pictures of what you’ll find here, and a highlight or two from our distillery tours.

Private Events at North Shore Distillery

In our expanded location, we are able to host a much broader range of events, for 6 to 75 people. We have several space options, including a private meeting room for business or social occasions that seats up to 15, as well as several other private and semi-private spaces. We’d love to host your next:

  • Team Building Event – with a hands-on cocktail making seminar, where you assign the teams who work together to create cocktails and learn about cocktail making in a fun, casual setting
  • Corporate Event – with signature cocktails, distillery tour options, and a unique space for hosting staff or customers
  • Birthday Party – with a signature drink for the celebration, and a customized menu, or private distillery tour;
  • Bridal Shower or Bachelor Party – with a private distillery tour & tasting, or hands-on cocktail making class, or simply a cocktail party with a special menu for the bride or groom to be; or
  • Other Events – whatever other type of event you’d like to plan!

Just get in touch with Sonja Kassebaum at the distillery via our contact form or email us to make a plan. We can book events on most nights of the week, with some advance notice.

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 is going on in the coming weeks:

August 27, 2016
  • North Shore Wine Beer and Cigar Fest in Libertyville
     3:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    Church St, Libertyville, IL, United States

    We're crashing this celebration and we will be serving cocktails! More info and tickets here

September 1, 2016
  • First Thursday Martini Tasting
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Asparagus, 7876 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410, USA

    Asparagus's highly popular First Thursday Martini Tasting is featuring North Shore spirits as their September guest. Cost is $25 per person and includes 4 taster cocktails. Reservations are required, please call 219-794-0000.

September 7, 2016
  • Martini Night featuring North Shore spirits
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Siam Marina, 16846 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA

    Join us for a night of awesome mini cocktails featuring North Shore spirits.
    Admission is $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Limited Seating. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for this popular event. Call 708-407-8825

September 9, 2016
  • Binny's Lakeview
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Binny's Beverage Depot, 3000 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

    Join us for spirit and cocktail samples!

September 11, 2016
  • Glenwood Wine Stroll
     11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
    Rogers Park Social, 6920 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, USA

    We're sneaking our booze into this neighborhood wine tasting... Stop by the back bar - we'll be pouring the famous Cleetus Heatus Bloody Mary and talking all about Aquavit. More info and tickets here

September 15, 2016
  • Cooking up a Cure in Chicago
     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
    Galleria Marchetti, 25 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

    Cooking up a Cure is a fundraising event, combining Chicago's greatest chefs, breweries, wineries, and distilleries to raise money for the Scleroderma Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter which provides support, education and research to scleroderma patients and their families. More info and tickets

September 16, 2016
  • Lake Forest- Lake Bluff Historical Society Fall Cocktail Party
     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
    Address and parking information given at registration

    Experience the luxury of the French County estate designed by David Adler in 1914 for meatpacking scion Joseph and Joan Morton Cudahy. Sonja Kassebaum will be talking about our own cocktails of the 1960's and make special cocktails from that era as well. Tickets are $25 for members and $45 for non members. Call 847.234.5253 to make your reservation.

September 21, 2016
  • Indie Expo Chicago
     4:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Hilton Chicago Hotel 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

    Join us at the Indie Expo Chicago on September 21 from 4:30 to 9:00 pm, an extravaganza of spirit tasting opportunities! Use promo code "Loyola" to donate $10 to the Pediatric Oncology Program at Loyola, and you'll also save $25 on your ticket! Tickets & more info here

September 24, 2016
  • Chicago Gourmet
     12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
    Millennium Park 205 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

    Join us for a great celebration of food & drink in Chicago, it's one of the epic events of the year and we are thrilled to be participating again! Stop by our table and say hello! More info and details here

September 25, 2016
  • Chicago Gourmet
     12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
    Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

    Join us for a great celebration of food & drink in Chicago, it's one of the epic events of the year and we are thrilled to be participating again! Stop by our table and say hello! More info and details here


Special Events at the Distillery

In addition to our regular hours and distillery tours listed above, 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! Here’s what’s coming up in the near future:

August 31, 2016
  • Late Summer Flavors - Cocktail Class
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

    Join us for an exploration of great drinks to make with late-summer produce. We'll make and taste a range of great drinks, and share recipes, drink making tips, and laughter. Class is $35 per student, which includes all cocktail samples, class, and snacks. Buy your tickets here.

September 4, 2016
  • Game Day @ NSD
     12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    The first Sunday of each month is Game Day here at North Shore Distillery! Gamers of all sorts are welcome to come and enjoy their favorite board/card/etc. games along with great cocktails & conversation.

September 11, 2016
  • Hands on Cocktail Making 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! $40 per person, includes cocktail samples, class and some snacks. Book your tickets online here.

October 2, 2016
  • Game Day @ NSD
     12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    The first Sunday of each month is Game Day here at North Shore Distillery! Gamers of all sorts are welcome to come and enjoy their favorite board/card/etc. games along with great cocktails & conversation.



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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