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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
Jul
20
to Jul 22

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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NYC - Erv's on Beekman Shark Week Kick Off
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

NYC - Erv's on Beekman Shark Week Kick Off

Erv's on Beekman is kicking off Shark Week right! Come taste some amazing tiki cocktails featuring our Tiki Rum, Lake House Spiced Rum, Terra Botanical Gin, Flora Liqueur, and Bramble Vodka. 

"We’re going to need a bigger bar. We got fins to the left and fins to the right and we’re going to crush it like Quint all night! Bring your friends, family, and fish for some great beer, cool swag, and nothing but the best dang screening of Jaws in town at Erv’s. Must be 21 or older to swim.
Breaking News: We are getting a bigger boat...beer! Carton will be making a special appearance with a boat load of Boat Beer! All hands on deck!"

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IL - Binnys Cocktailpalooza
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

IL - Binnys Cocktailpalooza

Come see us at Binny's in Des Plains! We'll be pouring samples of Terra Old Fashioned cocktail and Nocino Sours. Have a taste and vote for your favorite! We'll see you there! 

"Escape the summer heat and try some refreshing cocktails during our Craft Cocktailapalooza Competition. Our reps will be competing to create the most delicious thirst quenching cocktail and we would like you to vote and help us decide who's cocktail has what it takes to out quench the rest."
 

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jul
27
to Jul 29

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
Aug
4
to Aug 6

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
Aug
10
to Aug 12

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
Aug
13
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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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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#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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