North Shore Distillery
May 11, 2018
One of the city’s growing wave of hip small-batch spirits distilleries, North Shore Distillery is the work of husband-and-wife team of Sonja and Derek Kassebaum. The venue has expanded of late and now has its own tasting room complete with full bar area so you can try the merchandise on-site, making it one of the only such spaces in this part of the Chicago suburbs.
Their spirits are available to sample, either individually or as part of a flight. The drinks menu also features of a selection of hand-crafted gin or vodka cocktails. They also produce their version of the popular Scandinavian spirit Aquavit on premises, supposedly the only American version available. Initially designed purely as a way of showcasing their product, the bar has become something of a destination in its own right and has gained quite a following locally. Distillery tours are by appointment or at 3 p.m. every Saturday if you want to learn a bit about the small batch distilling process while you’re there.