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

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.

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:

September 30, 2016
  • Binny's Champaign
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Binny's Beverage Depot 802 W Town Center Blvd, Champaign, IL 61822
     

    Join us on Friday for spirit and cocktail tastings!

     
October 1, 2016
  • Savor Libertyville
     6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
    David Adler Music & Arts Center 1700 North Milwaukee Ave Libertyville, Illinois 60048
     

    Join us for an evening of gourmet tastings from Libertyville chefs, specialty cocktails, and a sweets table.
    Click here for tickets and additional information!

     
October 6, 2016
  • 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.

     
October 7, 2016
  • Indianapolis Whisky and Fine Spirits Expo
     5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    The Montage, 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46250, USA
     

    Join us for this annual celebration of fine spirits in Indianapolis! Get your tickets here

     
October 8, 2016
  • Binny's Highland Park
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    Binny's Beverage Depot, 153 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
     

    Join us for spirit and cocktail samples!

     
October 21, 2016
  • Spirits of Ravenswood
     7:00 pm - 11:30 pm 
    Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
     

    Stop by our table, we're pouring with our neighborhood pals at The Spirits of Ravenswood - a fundraising event that features tasty craft beverages alongside a specially designed, gourmet menu of small bites from the talented catering staff at the Ravenswood Event Center. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Food Pantry and Community Kitchen at Ravenswood Community Services. More info and link to tickets here.

     
  • Discover the Spirits
     7:30 pm - 10:30 pm 
    Discovery Center Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA
     

    We're excited to return to Rockford for Discover the Spirits, a fundraising event with a variety of spirits samplings as well as food samplings from local restaurants. Live music is stationed throughout the museum’s two floors, in addition to a silent auction and interactive demonstrations. More info and tickets here

     
October 22, 2016
  • Binny's Des Plaines
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
    Binny's Beverage Depot, 767 W Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA
     

    Join us for spirit and cocktail samples!

     
November 3, 2016
  • 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. 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:

September 29, 2016
  • North Shore "Octoberfest"

     

    Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons, with cocktail specials, seasonal flavors and some traditional "Octoberfest" surprises. Wear your lederhosen, or don't, but stop by and see what we're up to! Our normal hours on all days - Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 1-10, Sunday 1-7. Prost!

     
September 30, 2016
  • North Shore "Octoberfest"

     

    Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons, with cocktail specials, seasonal flavors and some traditional "Octoberfest" surprises. Wear your lederhosen, or don't, but stop by and see what we're up to! Our normal hours on all days - Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 1-10, Sunday 1-7. Prost!

     
October 1, 2016
  • North Shore "Octoberfest"

     

    Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons, with cocktail specials, seasonal flavors and some traditional "Octoberfest" surprises. Wear your lederhosen, or don't, but stop by and see what we're up to! Our normal hours on all days - Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 1-10, Sunday 1-7. Prost!

     
October 2, 2016
  • North Shore "Octoberfest"

     

    Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons, with cocktail specials, seasonal flavors and some traditional "Octoberfest" surprises. Wear your lederhosen, or don't, but stop by and see what we're up to! Our normal hours on all days - Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, Saturday 1-10, Sunday 1-7. Prost!

     
  • 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.

     
October 9, 2016
  • Fall Inspirations Cocktail Class
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
     

    Join us as we make and share a range of inspired new cocktails for fall. We'll share recipes and tips for making great drinks at home, and you'll get to taste the evidence! $35 per person includes cocktail samples, class & snacks. Get your tickets here

     
October 23, 2016
  • Meet the Author: Drink Like a Woman
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
     

    Join us for a very special afternoon of cocktails & conversation. We'll sit down with Jeanette Hurt, author of the new book Drink like a Woman and talk about the contributions of women to drinking history. We'll celebrate Ada Coleman, the first female celebrity bartender, Texas Guinan, one of the most famous speakeasy owners during Prohibition, and Bessie the Bartender, the bartending equivalent of Rosie the Riveter from WWII, among others, and hear tales from Jeanette's new book while we sip cocktails inspired by, or invented by, these intriguing women. Ticket includes an autographed copy of Jeanette's book, cocktail samples and snacks.

    Ticket link coming soon - stay tuned!

     

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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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