In Distillery News, NSD Policies

Updated June 12, 2021

In light of the State of Illinois’ move to Phase 5 of the reopening plan, we are happy to remove some of the restrictions we have had in place for fully vaccinated customers and staff. Our primary focus continues to be keeping us all safe, so we are focused on following the evolving guidance put out by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC.

While masks and social distancing are no longer required, the CDC still recommends that guests who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks inside our tasting room when not actively eating or drinking, and to socially distance from other guests.

Our Staff: We are requiring any staff members who are not fully vaccinated to wear masks while working. Our staff members who are fully vaccinated and have provided us documentation of their vaccination are allowed to work without wearing a mask.

Planning Your Visit

There are no longer any restrictions on maximum group size or table spacing. We have kept most of our tables spaced out for the time being, and we are continuing to accept reservations, but we do not require them and walk-ins are welcome.

If you, or anyone in your group, is not feeling 100%, and especially if you have any COVID-19 like symptoms, please stay home. We have many other ways for you to enjoy great drinks, such as with our bottles and cocktail kits to go.

Menus and Payments

We are still currently using laminated menus, which we clean after every guest. We also have our menu posted on our website, and accessible with a QR code, as well. We are offering contactless payment options to the greatest extent possible, to minimize the transfer of cards, pens and paper between our guests and our staff. We have a mobile payment process for our guests, as well.

We will continue to accept cash payments, for those who prefer that method of payment.

Questions, Concerns, Comments

We are all about hospitality and wanting our guests to feel welcome and safe while having a great experience with us. If you have any questions or concerns about what we are doing, or want to discuss anything specific as you contemplate a visit, please get in touch with us by electronic note or phone (847.574.2499).

If you want to have a great cocktail, but do not want to venture out, we totally understand – we have bottles of our spirits and cocktail kits available for curbside pickup. Want something you don’t see as a kit? Give us a call or send a note, and we’ll see if we can put something special together for you.

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