In Distillery News, NSD Policies

Updated August 30, 2021

As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, we are continuing to adapt our practices and policies. Starting Monday, August 30, the Governor of Illinois has reinstated the mask mandate, which means facial coverings are required for all individuals when inside our business, regardless of vaccination status. The only time they may be removed is when you are actively eating and drinking. As always, our primary focus is 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.

In addition, the CDC and IDPH continue to recommend that you socially distance from individuals who are not in your household, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet to the greatest extent possible. In light of the increasing Covid-19 rates in our area, we have removed our bar seating area for now, to better facilitate distancing between our groups of customers and our staff.

Our Staff: We are requiring all our staff members, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth while working. And, we are strongly encouraging them to get vaccinated if they have not already done so.

Planning Your Visit

There are not currently any restrictions on maximum group size or table spacing, but we have kept most of our tables spaced out from each other. 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 accept mobile payments, and we still accept cash as well for those who prefer to pay in cash.

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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