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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.

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Visit our Distillery & Tasting Room

2015 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:

  • Mon-Thurs – 12 to 6 pm
  • Fri-Sat – 12 to 9 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

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.

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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 we’re up to in the next few weeks:

February 28, 2015
Distill America
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison, WI 53703, United States Map
Description: We'll be in Madison WI for the seventh annual Distill America Event! taste a wide range have great spirits including North Shore Distillery. For tickets and more information: http://distillamerica.com/
March 5, 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!
March 11, 2015
Cocktail Class @ Spritzburger
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Spritz Burger, 3819 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613, United States Map
Description: Lakeview friends - join us and the folks at SpritzBurger for an evening of active cocktailing on March 11th. We'll be there with our lineup of artisanal gins and vodkas, while bar manager Rache and the class explore spring-inspired flavors. Guests will see how to make seasonal syrups and infusions, learn the proper way to build, shake, and stir; and make their own cocktails. Cost is $50/person and space is extremely limited. Email rachel@heartyboys.com to reserve your space!
March 12, 2015
Orchids & Spirits
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, United States Map
Description: Join us at the Chicago Botanic Garden for their Evening with Orchids. Your ticket includes a tasting glass, a wristband to participate in the tasting event featuring a range of great local spirits (including ours), and access to their new Orchid Show.
Tickets available on their website:
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid/evening_orchids
April 2, 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!
May 7, 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!
June 4, 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!

March 14, 2015
Irish American Whiskey Fest
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Join us as we pull a sample of our single malt whiskey and see how it's doing. We'll be serving it by the glass for sipping & discussing. Come see how it's doing!
March 22, 2015
Cocktail Class: Think Spring!
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: North Shore Distillery, LLC, 28913 North Herky Drive #308, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States Map
Description: Join us for a fun, festive afternoon of great cocktails using fresh flavors and ideas for spring! We'll make, taste & discuss 5 new cocktail ideas using a range of spirits. $35 per person, which includes all your samples as well as some snacks.
April 17, 2015
Gin, Gin, Gin Festival!
Location: North Shore Distillery, LLC, 28913 North Herky Drive #308, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States Map
Description: Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite spirits, and our tenth anniversary, with a proper gin-themed festival! We'll have a range of gins to taste, gin-based cocktails to enjoy, and we'll have some great food recipes using gin too! Stop by anytime during our tasting room hours - Friday 4 to 9, and Saturday 12 to 9, for your gin fix!
May 3, 2015
Hands on Cocktail Class
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: North Shore Distillery, LLC, 28913 North Herky Drive #308, Lake Bluff, IL 60044, United States Map
Description: This very fun class is always popular - we'll show you how to use a range of bar tools, and you'll actually make your own drinks, too! You'll work in small teams as we make and taste three different cocktails, using a range of spirits, ingredients, and techniques, and then you'll have a freestyle round to create your own new favorite drink! $35 per person, which includes materials for class and some snacks.
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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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