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

FALL 2016 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.

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 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: 

December 10, 2016
  • Binny's Highland Park
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    153 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
     

    Binny's is where you'll find us serving up tastings of our spirits. Stop by!

     
  • Binny's St. Charles
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    1950 Lincoln Hwy, St Charles, IL 60174
     

    Take a break from the holiday shopping madness and stop in to see us and sample our spirits at Binny's.

     
December 16, 2016
  • Binny's Skokie
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    5100 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60077
     

    Need spirits for your holiday gathering? Come see us at Binny's for a sampling of our spirits and to stock up.

     
December 17, 2016
  • Binny's Lakeview
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    3000 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
     

    We'll be pouring cocktail and spirit samples at Binny's. Stop in for a taste and to stock up on your holiday party spirit needs.

     
December 18, 2016
  • Whole Foods Northbrook
     12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
    Whole Foods Market, 840 Willow Rd m, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
     

    Join us for spirit & holiday cocktail samples!

     
  • Binny's Lincoln Park
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    Binny's Beverage Depot, 1720 N Marcey St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
     

    Stop in to Binny's to sample our spirits and get some ideas for your holiday gathering.

     

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:

December 24, 2016
  • Tasting Room OPEN for Shopping & Cocktails  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
December 25, 2016
  • Closed for Christmas Day
December 30, 2016
  • Sixth Annual Pre-NYE Bash  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm   

    Our last big celebration of 2016, with a range of festive, fizzy cocktails, great music and good times all night. Guaranteed to be a good party - kick off your year-end celebrations in style with us!

     
December 31, 2016
  • Open NYE for Cocktails & Shopping  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm   

    Open from 1 to 6 pm - stop by for some NYE cheer with us!

     
January 1, 2017
  • Closed for New Year's Day
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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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