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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

2015 SUMMER 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

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

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:

July 31, 2015
Binny's St Charles Tasting
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 1950 Lincoln Hwy, St Charles, IL 60174, USA Map
Description: Stop by for spirit and summer cocktail samples!
August 1, 2015
Binny's Lake Zurich Tasting Event
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 975 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047, USA Map
Description: Come join us at Binny's Zurich to taste our delicious spirits!
Whole Foods Green Bay Road, Evanston Tasting
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 2748 Green Bay Rd, Dominick's, 2748 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201, USA Map
Description: Join us at this new market for spirit and cocktail samples!
August 6, 2015
North Shore Night at Tavern Libertyville
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Tavern, 519 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048, 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!
August 8, 2015
Binny's Bolingbrook Tasting Event
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 639 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA Map
Description: Come join us at Binny's Bolingbrook to taste our delicious spirits! Stop by between 1PM and 4PM.
August 22, 2015
Kräftskiva at The Nordic Cultural Center, Rockford, IL
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: 327 S 3rd St, Rockford, IL 61104, USA Map
Description: We're pouring our aquavit at this very traditional Swedish late summer party where slurping is expected, singing is mandatory, paper hat and bib attire is required. This all inclusive feast will feature traditional delicacies including an abundance of crayfish, salmon, meatballs, cheeses,“västerbottenpaj" (cheese quiche) and more.
For tickets, contact (815) 963-5559 or go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swedish-crayfish-party-tickets-17774657479
September 3, 2015
North Shore Night at Tavern Libertyville
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Tavern, 519 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048, 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!

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!

July 31, 2015
All Weekend Garden Cocktail Celebration!
Description: Join us Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9 or Sunday 12-6 as we celebrate the bounty of the summer season with a range of great garden-fresh cocktails. We'll be using ingredients from the local farmers market and our own gardens to create inspired, delicious, fresh cocktails. Stop by anytime on the weekend to check it out!
August 21, 2015
Weekend Rum Fest @ North Shore Distillery
Description: Join us Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9 or Sunda 12-6 for our rum-themed celebration, as we debut our new rum - available for purchase for the first time ever! Join us anytime this weekend and try our latest spirit - by the sip, by the glass or by the cocktail!
September 6, 2015
Bloody Mary Bash @ the Distillery
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: It's our last Sunday until later this year, so we're celebrating this great holiday weekend with a full bloody mary bash! We'll have a range of options, a full garnish bar, and other fun treats. Stop by anytime 12 to 6!
September 19, 2015
North Shore Whiskey Festival
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we're going to celebrate something we've been working on for a very long time - whiskey! Stop by to try a range of styles we've been making, and perhaps enjoy a little whiskey on the rocks or neat (or in a great cocktail)! 5 to 9 pm here at the distillery
October 3, 2015
Fall Cocktail Festival
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: We'll celebrate the arrival of a new season with fun, festive cocktails! Join us to check out our new menu, try some new options, and explore some exciting ways to use fall crops and flavors.
October 30, 2015
Scary Good Cocktails @ NSD
Description: Join us Friday 4-9 or Saturday 12-9 for some scary looking, amazingly delicious cocktails! Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so we figured we'd celebrate the day with some fun cocktails as only we do them - great ingredients, interesting looks, and maybe a scare or two!

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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