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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States

812-202-6789

Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

Distillery Events

Here's what's happening in and around the distillery. We run tours every weekend. If you want to host a private or public event with us, get started here!

 

Cardinal Spirits Kitchen - Now open for brunch!
Sep
5
to Sep 30

Cardinal Spirits Kitchen - Now open for brunch!

We are excited to announce that our kitchen is now open! Executive Chef Dean Wirkerman and his team have put together a menu that is seasonal, shareable, made from scratch, and compliments our cocktails. We invite you to come in and try it for yourself. Better yet, bring some friends because the menu is designed for sharing an assortment of our snacks and starters. As of 9/9 we will begin serving brunch in addition to our dinner menu, join us every Saturday and Sunday from 10a-2p and enjoy your brunch with the finest spirits Bloomington has to offer.

Kitchen Hours:
Dinner
Monday-Thursday from 4-9p
Friday-Saturday from 4-10p

Sunday from 4-9p
Brunch
Saturday-Sunday 10a-2p

 

Check out our menu!

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Join us every weekend for a tour and get an exclusive taste of how we make our spirits! We'll walk you through our process; from fresh ingredients and local grain to one of a kind whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs. 

Please note that tours are booked online in advance. 

Standard Tour (Saturday - Sunday 1 & 2pm)  - Includes a 45 minute in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, and sampling of our full product line. $10.00
Book a Standard Tour

VIP Tour (Fridays at 4 , Saturday - Sunday 3pm) - Includes a one hour in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, sampling of our full product line and specialty research projects, and a bottle of your favorite Cardinal Spirits product! $42.00
Book a VIP Tour

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BIKE-CENTENNIAL RIDE AND SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

BIKE-CENTENNIAL RIDE AND SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

UPDATE: This event has been rained out on 6/21 and will be moved to 6/28. 

Cardinal Spirits and the City of Bloomington are celebrating the Bicentennial Bloomington style-with bicycles and spirit! The bicycle ride starts and ends at Cardinal Spirits.

5:30 p.m. - event starts, meet at Cardinal Spirits
5:45 p.m. - bicycle ride departs Cardinal Spirits
7 p.m. - ride ends, and the Summer Solstice celebration begins at Cardinal Spirits

 

The event begins with a family-friendly bicycle ride around town, where we'll celebrate our bicycle culture (and whiskey history) on the longest day of the year. According to local lore, the first map of Bloomington was created over a barrel of whiskey! Following the ride, Cardinal Spirits will host activities to celebrate the Summer Solstice. 

Participation in the Bikecentennial ride is free and family friendly. Register online to participate in the Bikecentennial bicycle ride; the first 200 registrants have the honor of representing a year in the City of Bloomington's history!

Following the ride, participants are invited to linger at Cardinal Spirits with food and cocktails!

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Join us every weekend for a tour and get an exclusive taste of how we make our spirits! We'll walk you through our process; from fresh ingredients and local grain to one of a kind whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs. 

Please note that tours are booked online in advance. 

Standard Tour (Saturday - Sunday 1 & 2pm)  - Includes a 45 minute in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, and sampling of our full product line. $10.00
Book a Standard Tour

VIP Tour (Fridays at 4 , Saturday - Sunday 3pm) - Includes a one hour in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, sampling of our full product line and specialty research projects, and a bottle of your favorite Cardinal Spirits product! $42.00
Book a VIP Tour

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Join us every weekend for a tour and get an exclusive taste of how we make our spirits! We'll walk you through our process; from fresh ingredients and local grain to one of a kind whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs. 

Please note that tours are booked online in advance. 

Standard Tour (Saturday - Sunday 1 & 2pm)  - Includes a 45 minute in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, and sampling of our full product line. $10.00
Book a Standard Tour

VIP Tour (Fridays at 4 , Saturday - Sunday 3pm) - Includes a one hour in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, sampling of our full product line and specialty research projects, and a bottle of your favorite Cardinal Spirits product! $42.00
Book a VIP Tour

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Game Night
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Game Night

Get ready for Cardinal game night, guest hosted by our resident dungeon master Mike Trotzke.

Want to move pieces around on boards while consuming tasty beverages? No matter if you're new to board gaming or already a full on geek, we're here for you.

Board game night at Cardinal Spirts takes place the second Monday of the month at the distillery. We play some of the top-selling, best-time-having hobby board games of all time. Don't know how to play? We're glad to teach.

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Join us every weekend for a tour and get an exclusive taste of how we make our spirits! We'll walk you through our process; from fresh ingredients and local grain to one of a kind whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs. 

Please note that tours are booked online in advance. 

Standard Tour (Saturday - Sunday 1 & 2pm)  - Includes a 45 minute in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, and sampling of our full product line. $10.00
Book a Standard Tour

VIP Tour (Fridays at 4 , Saturday - Sunday 3pm) - Includes a one hour in-depth tour, cocktail of your choice, sampling of our full product line and specialty research projects, and a bottle of your favorite Cardinal Spirits product! $42.00
Book a VIP Tour

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#tikituesday
Jun
19
4:00 PM16:00

#tikituesday

Tuesdays at the distillery, we're showcasing our spirits in a handful of creative, unique Tiki cocktails. You've probably never tasted anything like them. David Fenner and our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

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#tikituesday
Jun
12
4:00 PM16:00

#tikituesday

Tuesdays at the distillery, we're showcasing our spirits in a handful of creative, unique Tiki cocktails. You've probably never tasted anything like them. David Fenner and our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

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Wine for Wheels
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Wine for Wheels

C'mon out to the Greensburg Wine for Wheels event and help do good by drinking wine and spirits! We're so proud that we can help this small community make a big difference for those facing food insecurities. We'll have spirit samples, a signature cocktail, and bottles for you to take home! 

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Spencer Pride
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Spencer Pride

We're back at one of our favorite events of the year, Spencer Pride! Come celebrate with a cocktail and support this amazing community and all it does to be an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. This year the Pride Lounge will be even bigger and better and, as always, we'll be donating proceeds from each drink sold and bottle purchased to Spencer Pride!

"The Spencer Pride Festival is an admission-free rural LGBTQ+ pride festival that takes place on the square of the Owen County Courthouse in Spencer, Indiana. The Spencer Pride Festival is the largest rural LGBTQ+ pride event in Indiana. Spencer is the smallest town with such a large pride event in the Midwest! The Spencer Pride Festival takes place on the first Saturday in June each year. The Spencer Pride Festival is known for its family-focused and inclusive atmosphere, all in a small-town setting unlike most LGBTQ+ pride events. Check out more info at: http://spencerpride.org/

This year's festival theme is "Remember the Past, Create the Future"

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Bloomington Handmade Market
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomington Handmade Market

C'mon out to Bloomington Handmade Market's first ever summer fair! We'll have cocktails for you and bottles for sale too, because our spirits are craft AF! 

"The Bloomington Handmade Market kicks off the summer with its first Summer Fair on June 2, 2018 from 10a-5p on the North Side of the Square (6th St between College and Walnut) in downtown Bloomington. BHM will host 40+ independent makers featuring indie and contemporary crafts; screen printed tees, bath & body items, plush, kids' items, housewares, woodwork, jewelry, accessories, illustrations & SO MUCH MORE! Cardinal Spirits will be there slinging spirits (ID required of course!). Free to attend. Super fun for the whole family."

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Indiana Wine Fair
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Indiana Wine Fair

The Indiana Wine Fair is more than wine this year! Come get a palate cleanser with our spirits and don't forget we'll have bottles for sale so you can take your favorites home! 

"The Indiana Wine Fair® is one of Indiana's oldest and largest wine events.  For more than a decade, Indiana's vintners have descended upon the little town of Story, Indiana to dole out one-ounce pours of their finest Reislings, Malbecs and Cabernets to an appreciative audience. Admission to the festival is limited to persons at least 21 years of age."

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Indianapolis Cup
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Indianapolis Cup

Oh, we're really excited to feature our Songbird Coffee Liqueur at this event! Come give it a taste and take a bottle home with you! 

"Featuring more than 25 coffee companies, bakeries, breweries, and distilleries, this can't-miss event will be a sensory and educational experience unlike any other. Equal parts coffee cupping, coffee festival, and straight-up party, the Indianapolis Cup is a celebration of coffee and the impact this delicious beverage has had on our lives."

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Indiana on Tap presents Blood, Sweat, and Beers
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Indiana on Tap presents Blood, Sweat, and Beers

Come visit the Cardinal Spirits tent for samples, a signature cocktail, and grab a carryout bottle for later! 

"Round Town Brewery of Indianapolis, in partnership with Indiana On Tap, is excited to introduce the brewery’s inaugural ‘Blood, Sweat, and Beers’ Craft Beer Fest. This first year event will feature unlimited tastings from 12 – 15 Indiana breweries and distilleries and will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 1pm – 5pm. What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!"

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Graduation Weekend Reservations
May
3
to May 6

Graduation Weekend Reservations

Why, yes, we ARE taking reservations for graduation weekend! Make your reservation by emailing: reservations@cardinalspirits.com. Our staff will respond to confirm.

Dinner reservations are available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with bookings from 4pm - 8:30pm. Cost is $55 per person + tax & gratuity. MENU is below.

Brunch reservations are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Bookings are 10am - 1:30pm. Cost is $30 per person + tax & gratuity. MENU is below.

BRUNCH MENU (includes your choice of a brunch cocktail, starter and entree)

BRUNCH STARTER CHOICES:
• lemon-almond cake
• yogurt parfait
• bacon-cheddar scone
BRUNCH ENTREE CHOICES:
• French Toast - custard soaked sourdough, spiced pecans, real maple syrup, lavender
• Distiller's Bourbon Mash - creamy polenta, wheat and rye porridge with chai spices, coconut, spiced pecans,
jam (Vegan)
• Poblano Potato Hash - fried potatoes, poblano peppers, limi aioli, sweet chili sauce, sunny side up eggs
• Porchetta Benedict - house English mufn, sunny side up eggs, porchetta, Mornay sauce

DINNER MENU (includes a welcome punch, family-style appetizers for the table, your choice of individual entree, and dessert)

DINNER ENTREE CHOICES
• Porchetta - slow roasted pork, smoked collard greens, bacon, and mustard sauce
• Chicken - potato-onion gratin and sweet mint chermoula sauce
• Vegetable Risotto (gluten free, vegan option) - parsnips and hazelnuts

We are also offering our limited edition 2018 Graduation vodka for pre-order. If you select this option at checkout, we will have the bottle waiting for you at the table when you arrive, so fancy! 

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Boots & Bourbon Tasting Event
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Boots & Bourbon Tasting Event

Join us at the Hancock County Fairgrounds as we support Meals on Wheels of Hancock County at their Boots and Bourbon event. While we don't currently have a bourbon available we'll be tasting you on our full line of spirits and mixing up a signature cocktail. Come support this great event, taste some great Indiana spirits, and take home a bottle! 

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New Spring Dinner Menu
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

New Spring Dinner Menu

Chef Dean and his team have come up with some delicious spring inspired bites for you! And a little birdie told us that the Peter Rabbit crudité (a staff favorite) will be back on the menu. Come check out what's new and have a cocktail (or two) with your friends! 

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Launch Party: Platters and Boards cookbook
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Launch Party: Platters and Boards cookbook

Join photographer, blogger, recipe developer, cookbook author — and Bloomingtonian! — Shelly Westerhausen at the distillery as she launches her latest cookbook, Platters and Boards!

Platters and Boards is all about grazing, and it is filled with as many gorgeous photos as it is delicious recipes — everything was developed, styled and photographed by Shelly herself. Shelly is the creator of the blog Vegetarian 'Ventures and her first cookbook is Vegetarian Heartland.

Join Shelly at the distillery:

— FREE food samples, which include recipes and spreads from her cookbook

— COMPLIMENTARY cup of Cardinal Spirits punch included with the purchase of her cookbook

— WIN a book-and-bottle bundle: drop by in the first hour and receive a raffle ticket to win Shelly's books paired with bottles of our spirits

— MEET Shelly and co-author Wyatt Worcel, who will be selling and signing books

— SIP veggie-themed cocktails created by Cardinal Spirits bartenders

ABOUT THE BOOK

Shelly says: "Platters & Boards includes 40 spreads (which are themes and food grouping ideas for your event) and each spread has a recipe (examples include Quick-Rose Pickled Grapes, Triple Cheese Truffle Oil Fondue, Fall Harvest Focaccia, Whipped Feta with Black Sesame Seeds, etc) along with a drink pairing and meat suggestion. So really, when you think of it as the spread being a recipe (because there are food suggestions and instructions) along with some drink recipes supplied, this book is crammed with well over 100 recipes in addition to all sorts of pairing suggestions, presentation tips, and instructions on how to scale your spreads for any size group. Also, I see you out there introverts, this cookbook is certainly an entertaining book but there are also quite a few spreads that focus on feeding smaller groups and couples."

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D-Vine Fest
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

D-Vine Fest

C'mon out to the Columbus Commons for the D-Vine Fest and sample our spirits, have a cocktail, and find your favorite bottle to take home with you! It's all for a great cause, too. Your ticket purchase will help Development Services, Inc to raise funds for individuals with disabilities. Cheers! 

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Devour Bloomington
Mar
19
to Apr 1

Devour Bloomington

Hey foodie friends! Cardinal Spirits is participating in Devour Bloomington this year with a fantastic menu. Just $25.00 per person for a cocktail, starter, and main course! 

Devour Bloomington Menu
$25 per person includes a choice of a cocktail, starter, and main does not include tax or gratuity

Cocktails -
Cardinal Sling
Vodka, sweet vermouth, lemon, simple syrup, club soda, Angostura bitters

Flowers in the Attic
Chamomile-lavender infused Standard Dry Gin, Honey Schnapps, lemon, grapefruit, lavender bitters

Red Card
Terra Botanical Gin, cranberry shrub, sweet vermouth, demerara syrup, orange and Peychaud's bitters, Lake House Spiced Rum rinse

Starters -
Ricotta & Honey (vegetarian)
Ricotta cheese and Indians honey, with our house sourdough bread

Swedish Meatballs
House-made Fisher Farm's beef meatballs with dill cream sauce

Mains -
Forest Mushroom Risotto (vegetarian or vegan option)
Mushroom and red wine risotto with piave vecchio cheese and micro greens

Braised Beef Stew
Beef ribeye stewed in our bone broth, with bacon, carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes

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