North Shore Distilleries still has the spirit
Sonja Kassbaum mixes up a 'honey smash" using Gin Number 6. | Rob Dicker~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 13, 2012 10:41AM
Like the microbreweries and small wineries that have come before, artisanal distillers are redefining the spirits world by introducing new products.
As the first artisanal distillery in the Chicago area (and in Illinois), North Shore Distilleries off of Route 176 is producing unique spirits that provide modern connoisseurs with an unparalleled taste experience.
Launched by Sonja and Derek Kassebaum seven years ago, it’s a small operation - just the two of them and one part-time employee, along with their still, Ethel.
The small size allows them to bring a personal touch and hands-on craftsmanship to everything made.