Find Our Spirits

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.

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Visit our Distillery & Tasting Room

JANUARY 2017 HOURS

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.

We are CLOSED on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in January.

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 4 pm (except the first Saturday of the month, which is a Geek Out tour – see below)

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 3 pm, 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 a couple of hours usually, cost $25 per person, and can also be reserved online.

VIRTUAL TOUR

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 8 to 100 people. We have several space options, including a private meeting room for business or social occasions that seats up to 12, 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.

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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: 

March 2, 2017
  • North Shore Night at Tavern
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    Tavern, 519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA
     

    Join us for our monthly cocktail party with our friends at Tavern Lounge! We'll have some great seasonal drinks on offer, as well as spirit tastings & good times.

     
March 16, 2017
  • Evening with Orchids at Chicago Botanic
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA
     

    We'll be pouring cocktails again this year at this fun party to celebrate the Orchid Show at one of our favorite places. Tickets & info here

     
April 6, 2017
  • North Shore Night at Tavern
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    Tavern, 519 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA
     

    Join us for our monthly cocktail party with our friends at Tavern Lounge! We'll have some great seasonal drinks on offer, as well as spirit tastings & good times.

     

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. Here’s what’s coming up:

February 26, 2017
  • Simple Syrups 101 Class: Up Your Cocktail Game at Home!  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm   

    Join us for a fun discussion of creative ways to make and use simple syrups at home for your cocktails. We'll start with the most basic of styles, plain syrup, and then walk you through making syrups with fresh & dried fruits, fresh & dried herbs/spices, teas and other fun ingredients. This is a beginner's class - if you're already making your own syrups at home, plan to join us for our next class, where we'll discuss and demonstrate layering flavors in syrups! $30 per person, includes class, recipes and cocktail samples! Tickets here

     
March 3, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
March 4, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
March 5, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
March 6, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
March 7, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
March 8, 2017
  • Lake County Restaurant Week  

    We'll have a special flight menu for Lake County Restaurant Week - an intriguing cheese plate with three mini cocktails for $18! Stop by and check out what we're up to, and get inspired for spring.

     
  • North Shore Book Club Kickoff!  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm   

    We're starting a book club! Our idea is that we'll read a book that has spirits or cocktails in the story, and then we'll make/taste those cocktails while we discuss the book! So, for example, with The Long Goodbye, a great detective novel from the 1950's where the author (and a character) take a strong stance on the Gimlet. While we discuss the book, we'll sip on a gimlet the way Raymond Chandler advocates, and also some other ways, to see if we agree that a proper gimlet must be made with Rose's lime juice!

    Join us for the kick-off meeting, where we'll talk about very important things like:
    (1) What to call ourselves - Bottom's Up Book Club? Boozy Book Club? Or?
    (2) An initial list of books we want to read
    (3) Best day/time for our meetings, format, etc.

     
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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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