Editor’s note: GazeboNews first wrote about North Shore Distillery’s Tasting Room, master mixologist, and crafty cocktails back in December. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, and were happy to report that our seriously sippable drinks quickly made us forget our holiday shopping woes. Our only complaint? The Tasting Room was on the small side and the hours were limited. So we were tickled pink to receive the following news from North Shore Distillery: Not only have they expanded the size of the Tasting Room, they’ve also added outdoor seating for the summer and additional hours. They’ll be throwing a four-day open house event, June 20 to 24.
Here’s the information courtesy of North Shore Distillery:
North Shore Distillery, the first craft distillery in Illinois, is excited to announce the expansion of its tasting room space and hours, and the exciting addition of outdoor seating during the summer months.
With the amazing support and interest from consumers, North Shore Distillery has continued to grow, and this month doubled the seating area in the tasting room. In addition, for the summer months, a seating area in front of the distillery will be open for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors while sipping delicious cocktails. Guests are invited to bring snacks or order in food from local restaurants as well.
To celebrate the launch of the outdoor seating area and the tasting room expansion, the distillery is throwing a four-day open house event on June 20-24. On those dates, everyone is invited to join the distillery team for cocktail specials, spirits tastings and other fun surprises. Hints about the festivities will be shared through Facebook and Twitter in the days leading up to the celebration. Master Distiller Derek Kassebaum stated that, “We are thrilled to expand our hours and invite more people to come and experience our spirits and cocktails. Our new space really allows us to offer an even better experience to each and every visitor.”
About the North Shore Distillery Tasting Room
Tucked away in an industrial park off of Route 176, visitors discover an oasis of great beverages. Each spirit, and every cocktail, is handcrafted at the distillery using the finest ingredients. Fresh juices, handcrafted sodas and syrups, and incredible spirits go into every cocktail, making it a totally unique experience. The tasting room is open for spirit tastings and purchases Tuesday through Sunday, and the cocktail bar is open Thursday through Sunday on the following schedule:
Spirit Tastings and Purchases:
Tuesday & Wednesday – 12 to 6 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 12 to 9 pm
Sunday – 12 to 6 pm
Thursday & Friday – 4 to 9 pm
Saturday – 12 to 9 pm
Sunday – & Sunday – 12 to 6 pm
The outside seating area will be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, for the duration of the summer.
The distillery is located at 28913 Herky Drive, Unit 308, Lake Bluff.