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!
- The latest tasting room newsletter came out December 4th with the scoop on some great events here at the distillery. Our all-new email newsletter came out November 20th with details on our new History of Gin Gift Set, holiday events all around town and some delicious new cocktails.
- Time Out Chicago praised our gins as the best in a tasting of gins made across the Midwest! Find the main article here, and the pieces on martinis and dirty martinis as well.
- Sol won Gold! - In the latest Beverage Testing Institute review of spirits, our Sol won a gold medal/"Exceptional" rating - see the great tasting notes here.
- We were named Best Local Distiller by Chicago Magazine in their August 2013 "Best of Chicago" issue! We are so proud, and so appreciative, of this honor!
- We are HIRING! We are looking for someone to work in our tasting room on Fridays. Find all the details here.
Wednesday 12/11 - Join us at the Chicago Botanic Garden for their "Holiday Cheers!" event. Enjoy holiday themed tastings of local spirits, wine & brews from 6 to 8 pm.
We're open for tastings and purchases (no appointment necessary):
Thursday 12/12 - We'll be at the Vernon Hills location of Buffalo Wild Wings for a night of spirit samplings. Come see us from 6 to 8 pm and enjoy some holiday cheer.
Friday 12/13 - We'll be pouring spirit and cocktail samples at Olivia's Market Bucktown 5 to 7:30 pm, and Plum Market Old Town 5 to 8 pm. Stop by for holiday cocktail ideas!
Saturday 12/14 - Join us at Wine Discount Center Highland Park 12 to 4 pm, Binny's Lakeview and Binny's Lake Zurich 1 to 4 pm. We'll have spirit and cocktail samples for all.
VISIT THE DISTILLERY - New Expanded Hours!
Sun, 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 & Sunday all hours we're open
Want to know more? Details on our Saturday distillery tours are here. Directions to us here.