Welcome to North Shore Distillery

You have arrived at the virtual home for the first boutique distillery in the Chicago area (and in Illinois). Started in 2004 and selling bottles since 2005, we produce a range of inspired and unique spirits for your enjoyment.

Our award winning, small-batch, handmade products are designed for the true spirit connoisseur, using only the finest ingredients. Thanks for visiting - we hope you come back often! And, come see us in person, too!

What's New

  • We are hiring for three part-time openings! Find all the details, as well as how to apply, here.
  • Our latest tasting room newsletter came out April 3rd with spring cocktails and the scoop on some fun events here at the distillery. Our latest email newsletter came out on March 20th with some great spring cocktails and updates.
  • Our first-ever Box Set is out, and they are nearly gone! It's called the "History of Gin" and includes four different styles of gin, a booklet on gin's history and evolution, and a handmade wooden box. Great for that gin lover or spirits nerd in your life! Available only at the distillery, while supplies last!

Upcoming Events - See the Full Calendar

Wed 4/23 - Join us at Binny's Lincoln Park from 6-8:30 pm for their Bourbon Women Night 2014. A fun evening of education & influential women in the spirits industry, including our own Sonja Kassebaum. Tickets are $10, get more info here.

Sat 4/26 - Stop by the Tasting Room at the distillery from 12-9 for our Spring Cocktail Party. We'll be featuring delicious spring cocktails along with some mini demo's too!


We're open for tastings and purchases (no appointment necessary)
Mon, Tues, Weds & Thurs - 12 to 6 pm
Fri & Sat - 12 to 9 pm

And the cocktail bar is open:
Friday - 4 to 9 pm
Saturday - 12 to 9 pm

Want to know more? Details on our Saturday distillery tours are here. Directions to us here.