contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

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!

View Event →
Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Nov
17
to Nov 19

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

View Event →
last #tikituesday of the season
Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

last #tikituesday of the season

Stop in to get your last #tikituesday fix before it goes away for the winter! 

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. Our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

View Event →
Shop Local, Drink Local!
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Shop Local, Drink Local!

Are you a Black Friday and/or Small Business Saturday shopper? Well do we have a treat for you! Friday and Saturday bring in a receipt from your day's shopping from a LOCAL business and get a $1 Hot Hopscotch cocktail. It's just the right blend of caffeine and spirit to keep you fueled for the rest of your shopping. We'll also have bottles 10% off bottles for all you local shoppers. They make a perfect gift for that hard to shop for friend! 

View Event →
Canopy of Lights at Gather : handmade shoppe & Co
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Canopy of Lights at Gather : handmade shoppe & Co

Ahhh, the treasured Bloomington moment of the lighting of the courthouse square. It's pretty magical but also, pretty cold. What if we told you that you could watch the lights come on from the comfort of Gather : handmade shoppe & Co whilst drinking a warm Cardinal Spirits cocktail? Well, it's a holiday miracle because it's happening! Join us from 5-9 for this fun event and have a drink while you shop the amazingly curated selection of handmade goods that Gather has to offer. Cardinal will also have carryout sales of bottles and gift packs, for those hard to please shoppers on your list. See you there

View Event →
Holiday Music Series
Nov
28
to Dec 19

Holiday Music Series

Every Tuesday this holiday season we'll have live music in the tasting room bar! No cover, 21+ only please. Come have a cocktail,  bite to eat, and sit back and relax with your friends. 

11/28 - Two bands to kick us off!  Birrd, followed by Daisy Chain
12/5 - Ashley and Mark Chilla
12/12 - Ben Lumsdaine Jazz Trio
12/19 - Craig Brenner 

View Event →
Yelp's Totally Bazaar
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Yelp's Totally Bazaar

When it comes to events, Yelp's Totally Bazaar is one of our absolute favorites! Imagine the Indianapolis Central Library turned into a lively multi story vendor market... with cocktails! Visit the alcohol wing to sample, purchase a signature cocktail, and take bottles and gift packs home. They make the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person on your list, or for you #treatyoself, shopping in hard work!

RSVP are required, better sign up quick! 

View Event →
Christmas Hours
Dec
24
to Dec 26

Christmas Hours

Cardinal Spirits will be closed on Christmas but will be open from 10a-3p on Christmas Eve for bottle sales. We're the ONLY place in Bloomington to buy spirits on a Sunday so if you need last minute gifts or to stock up on supplies for Christmas day stop in! We will resume regular hours on Monday. 

View Event →
New Year's Hours
Dec
31
to Jan 3

New Year's Hours

Cardinal Spirits will be open on New Year's Eve for brunch, cocktails, and bottle sales from 10a-2p and for a NYE celebration later that evening. We will be closed January 1st - 3rd, resuming regular hours and service on 1/4 at 4pm. 

View Event →

#tikituesday
Nov
14
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. Our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

View Event →
Game Night
Nov
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.

View Event →
Nocino Bottle Release
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Nocino Bottle Release

Our most popular seasonal release is back ... just in time to bring to the Thanksgiving table!

Join us for samples and specialty cocktails when you come to the distillery to buy a bottle on release weekend. Nocino is a limited release that sells out quickly, and when it's gone, it's gone!

Nocino is a traditional Italian liqueur made with green, unripe walnuts. For our version, we harvested walnuts right here in Indiana — from our co-founder's family trees in Fort Wayne — then combined them with our vodka and spices, and let that steep for months. The result: A luscious, mellow, earthy elixir that has this wonderful, naturally warming quality. It's meant for this time of year!

View Event →
#tikituesday
Nov
7
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. Our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

View Event →
Holiday 3-Packs Release
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Holiday 3-Packs Release

Our popular Holiday 3-Packs are back for the season! NEW this year: a free $5 gift card with every Holiday 3-Pack. 

Mix-and-match any three 375ml bottles and we'll pack them in a box that's ready for gifting:
-Vodka, $15/bottle
-Songbird Coffee Liqueur, $15
-Bramble Black Raspberry Vodka, $15
-Lake House Spiced Rum (*NEW* this year!), $15
-Standard Dry Gin, $15
-Terra Botanical Gin (*NEW* this year), $24
-Nocino, $28

Available at the distillery starting Friday, Nov. 3, until they are gone. Perfect host/ess gift for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, holiday parties. They make great stocking stuffers, client gifts, winter IU graduation presents, thanks-for-pet-sitting gifts... the possibilities are endless.

Our Holiday 3-Packs are guaranteed to make spirits bright this season! Give local, drink local.

View Event →
#tikituesday
Oct
31
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. Our #tikituesday bartenders have elevated our gin, vodka, and of course Tiki Rum to a completely different field.

View Event →
Halloween Costume Contest
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

Halloween Costume Contest

Come early to haunt the bar, enjoy punch specials, and have your photo taken for our People's Choice Winner. All photos will be posted to social media and our audience will pick the winner through likes and hearts. The top costumes will participate in a walk off (Zoolander style) at 10:30 to decide the competition. You must be present to win! 

Categories include:
Scariest Costume
Most Creative
Most Obscure
People's Choice
Best Overall Costume
Best Couple

Winners will receive a special golden pumpkin award and prize package

We'll be offering a dessert bar with all the Halloween snacks you want as an adult but are too embarrassed to admit. #trickortreatyoself

View Event →
Valencia Release
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Valencia Release

Join us on October 20th for the release of our newest spirit, Valencia. Valencia is a beautiful, natural triple sec for cocktailing that we make with both dried and fresh orange peels to capture the sweet, bitter and fragrant character of citrus.

Categorized within the orange liqueur family, triple sec is a clear, semi-sweet orange-flavored liqueur typically made from the peel of sweet and bitter oranges. Popular brands of orange liqueur include Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Pierre Ferrand, and Marie Brizard.

Getting this spirit ready for you took months of research, development, and cocktails. First, we steeped two kinds of dry orange peel (Spanish sweet oranges and Haitian bitter oranges) in our Tiki Rum for three weeks. After that, we redistilled the infusion, adding freshly zested organic orange peel to the still’s steam baskets to infuse even more orange character into the distilled product. From there, we added simple syrup to reach our desired proof (80 proof, 40% alcohol by volume).

As always, we used entirely natural ingredients to make Valencia, never any flavor extracts or coloring. The base of the spirit is our Tiki Rum, one of the highest rated light craft rums in the country (92 points from Wine Enthusiast).

While Valencia can be enjoyed neat as a digestif or on the rocks, it is most often used as an ingredient in a wide range of cocktails, including the margarita, Cosmopolitan, Sidecar (or its modern riff, the Cable Car), Mai Tai, Kamikaze, Knickerbocker, Beachcomber, etc.

Come by the distillery for a sample and cocktail. We'll have bottles for carryout sales so you can mix up your favorite drinks at home!

View Event →
Tasting @ Winetree East
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tasting @ Winetree East

Meet us out at Winetree East in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktails! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. Nathan Simon; Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent will be there to help you select the perfect bottle to take home with you.  See you there!

View Event →
Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on University Drive in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktails! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. Nathan Simon; Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent will be there to help you select the perfect bottle to take home with you.  See you there!

View Event →
Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on St Joe Ave in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktails! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. Nathan Simon; Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent will be there to help you select the perfect bottle to take home with you.  See you there!

View Event →
Tasting @ Kwik Liquor
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Tasting @ Kwik Liquor

Meet us out at Kwik Liquor on Green River Road in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktails! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. Nathan Simon; Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent will be there to help you select the perfect bottle to take home with you.  See you there!

View Event →
Brunch with La Poblana
Sep
2
to Sep 3

Brunch with La Poblana

We may have built a kitchen, but we still love some La Poblana Brunch! Brunch starts at 10am on Saturday and Sunday and runs till 2pm. Scotch eggs + biscuits & chorizo gravy + diner classics + Mexican breakfast. You just order from the food truck and they bring it right to your table inside our tasting room bar while you enjoy a housemade Bloody Mary, spiked coffee, or other brunch cocktail from our specialty menu. 

View Event →
Tasting @ Kwik Liquor
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Tasting @ Kwik Liquor

Meet us out at Kwik Liquor on Green River Road in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktails! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. Nathan Simon; Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent will be there to help you select the perfect bottle to take home with you.  See you there!

View Event →