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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
Sep
22
to Sep 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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Tasting @ Winetree East
Sep
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

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!

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#tikituesday
Sep
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

#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.

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#tikituesday
Oct
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

#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.

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Game Night
Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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#tikituesday
Oct
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

#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.

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Woof, Purr & Wags at The Story Inn
Oct
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Woof, Purr & Wags at The Story Inn

We're partnering with the Tony Stewart Foundation, The Story Inn, and the Brown County Humane Society to bring you a very special event!

"Come! Sit! and Stay as Executive Chef Eric Swanson treats our special guests to an exclusive five-course farm-to-table dinner. Set at the historic Story Inn, the meal will be paired with Indiana craft beers compliments of Quaff On! Brewing Company.
WHEN: Friday, October 27, 2017 / Cocktails & Conversation 7:00 pm / Dinner 7:30 to 9:30 pm
WHERE: The Story Inn located 10 miles southeast of Nashville, Indiana
DONATION: $135 per guest includes cocktails compliments of Cardinal Spirits, dinner, beer pairings, gratuity and a "Wag Bag" loaded with goodies for the family pet(s).
LIMITED SEATING: Only 80 tickets available.
MENU: Will be announced in late September based on ingredients' availability and seasonality."

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Sep
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

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!

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#tikituesday
Sep
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

#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.

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Sep
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

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!

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Tasting @ Kwik Liquor
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

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!

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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. 

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Tasting @ Kwik Liquor
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

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!

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Aug
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

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!

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Aug
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on First 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!

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Tasting @ Varsity Liquors
Aug
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Tasting @ Varsity Liquors

Meet us out at Varsity Liquors on Green River Road in Evansville for spirit samples and mini summer cocktail samples! 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!

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Aug
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on Morgan 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!

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Bourbon Release
Aug
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Bourbon Release

Bourbon Release! Friday, August 11th starting at noon till it's sold out! 

Are you ready? Because our next Bourbon is about to be released! This year we are proud to offer you a delicious 2 year straight bourbon. We make our bourbon using 100% Indiana corn, wheat, barley, and rye. And if we do say so ourselves, this is the finest batch that we have ever made. 

We are bottling nearly 200 375ml bottles and they will retail from the distillery at $42.00 each. Limit one bottle per person, please. 

We will be distributing this product to select locations around Indiana but this will be your first chance to buy it in Bloomington, mark your calendars, y'all!

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Bourbon Church
Aug
6
10:00am10:00am

Bourbon Church

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So join us on Sunday, August 6th as we attempt to establish a new religion based on the act of making of bourbon whiskey. At the very least, we will make some bourbon whiskey.

Includes one cocktail, one bottle of Cardinal Spirits Straight Bourbon (to be picked up on release day the following week), and snacks.

We are inviting 25 people into the distillery to help us make a batch of bourbon! You and 24 lucky guests will:
Learn about the different types of grains in a bourbon.
Assist in adding those grains to the mash tun
Learn about the step mashing process
Watch starch converted into sugars
Learn about barrel aging
Learn about the different steps of distillation

The cost of this event in $100 and you can sign up online here! 

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Tasting @ Northside Liquors
Aug
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tasting @ Northside Liquors

Meet us out at Northside Liquor on N Governor St in Evansville for spirit samples! 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!

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Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Aug
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

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!

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High Proof Laughs
Jul
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

High Proof Laughs

Limestone Comedy Festival and Cardinal Spirits present live comedy at the distillery featuring emcee Mat Alano-Martin!

Live with David Britton, Aaron Nadell, Mo Mitchell, and Jesse Bush. $5 cash donation at the door to benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Limited seating available. Doors close when the show starts! 21+ only please.

David Britton - David grew up watching Marx Brothers movies (which his mother loved) and Mystery Science Theater (which his mother hated). He was the winner of the 2014 and 2015 Funniest Person in Bloomington contest and a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest. When he's not writing or performing comedy he has very little idea what to do with himself. He is the also the co-host of History Bluffs a podcast which features comedians portraying famous dead people.

Aaron Nadell - A regular at The Comedy Attic, Aaron has been called a "slave to the bitch-goddess comedy," by Emo Phillips and a "dumpster diving asshole," by John Dore. His growing list of festival credits includes The Limestone Comedy Festival (IN), The Cleveland Comedy Festival (OH), Gilda's LaughFest (MI), The Arch City Comedy Festival (OH), the Big Pine Comedy Festival (AZ) and The Green Gravel Comedy Festival (IA).

Mo Mitchell - Mo Mitchell started her stand up comedy journey fresh out of high school at the tender age of 18. Now at a weathered 22, she continues that journey. She's a 3 time member of the illustrious Blooming10 in the Limestone Comedy Festival, a regular performer at the world renown Comedy Attic, and has only cried on stage once in four years. She needs this more than you do.

Jesse Bush - Jesse Bush is a comedian currently residing in Bloomington, Indiana. He has performed his unique style of comedy across the Midwest for plenty of unsuspecting patrons of various bars and cafes. Jesse has also appeared in the Limestone Comedy Festival, and can be seen regularly at The Comedy Attic in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Community Kitchen Brunch
Jul
16
11:00am11:00am

Community Kitchen Brunch

Cardinal Spirits is proud to partner with the Community Kitchen at their seasonal brunches. On average these events raise enough funds to supply hungry kids with 5000 meals! No only are you doing something good by attending but you'll be eating and drinking like royalty! 

More info and tickets here

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Carmel Art of Wine Fair
Jul
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Carmel Art of Wine Fair

This year Carmel's Art of Wine event is opening to spirits!!!! Why is that so exciting you ask? Because we'll be there sampling our spirits, selling bottles, and a special signature cocktail! Enjoy strolling through the Arts and Design District while eating and drinking wonderful things and listening to great music. It'll be a fun night, make sure to stop by for a carry-out bottle of Cardinal Spirits so you have a momento of your happy time. 

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Paired Dinner at The Story Inn
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paired Dinner at The Story Inn

Cardinal Spirits and The Story Inn are partnering up to present you a delicious paired dinner! Come enjoy dishes prepared by Story's own Chef Eric with cocktails expertly paired by Cardinal Spirits bartender Kevin Hinkle. Weather permitting this is rumored to be happening out of the Story grounds in a very special location, you won't want to miss it!

Visit the Story Inn website for more info and tickets. 

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