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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!

 

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jun
23
Jun 25

Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Cardinal Spirits

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 24 hours in advance. Feeling spontaneous and want to know if you can hop on today's tour? Just call the distillery at 812-202-6789 and ask!

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

 

Please note that we have recently switched tour software providers. If you have any problems booking please email hello@cardinalspirits.com for assistance. 

Brunch with La Poblana
Jun
24
Jun 25

Brunch with La Poblana

  • Cardinal Spirits

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. 

NYC spirit tasting at La Boîte
Jun
26
3:00 pm15:00

NYC spirit tasting at La Boîte

  • La Boite NY

NYC pals, we're headed your way! You're invited to our spirit tasting at La Boite NY to celebrate the launch of our award-winning Terra Botanical Gin in NYC. We made Terra with the legendary La Boite spice shop, and we're grateful that they are opening their doors for this event. Join Cardinal Spirits co-founder Adam Quirk and La Boite founder Lior Lev Sercarz to try Terra and a few of our other spirits that we are launching in NYC - RSVP to info@laboiteny.com

#tikituesday
Jun
27
4:00 pm16:00

#tikituesday

  • Cardinal Spirits

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.

Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

  • Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on University Drive in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktail samples! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. You'll even have a chance to buy our Indiana Cocktail Recipes book and have it signed by Nathan Simon; book contributor, Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent. See you there!

Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

  • Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on First Ave in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktail samples! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. You'll even have a chance to buy our Indiana Cocktail Recipes book and have it signed by Nathan Simon; book contributor, Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent. See you there!

Paired Dinner at The Story Inn
Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Paired Dinner at The Story Inn

  • 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. 

Closed For July 4th
Jul
4
4:00 pm16:00

Closed For July 4th

  • Cardinal Spirits

Cardinal Spirits will be closed on July 4th. Don't forget to stop in the weekend before to pick up all the carryout spirits you need for the holiday! 

Game Night
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

Game Night

  • Cardinal Spirits

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.

#tikituesday
Jul
11
4:00 pm16:00

#tikituesday

  • Cardinal Spirits

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.

Edible Lotus
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Edible Lotus

  • Deer Park Manor

We love helping a good cause, like Edible Lotus! Join us at Deer Park Manor for this very special event catered by our friends at Plated Table. Cardinal Spirits cocktails will be available while you make your silent auction bids and enjoy your dinner. 

Carmel Art of Wine Fair
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

Carmel Art of Wine Fair

  • Carmel Arts and Design District

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. 

#tikituesday
Jul
18
4:00 pm16:00

#tikituesday

  • Cardinal Spirits

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.


Red, White, & Booze Tasting @ Varsity Liquors
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Red, White, & Booze Tasting @ Varsity Liquors

  • Varsity Liquors

Meet us out at Varsity Liquors on Green River Road in Evansville for spirit samples and mini summer cocktail samples! We're featuring our newest (and very limited) seasonal release of Honey Schnapps, come give it a taste!  We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. You'll even have a chance to buy our Indiana Cocktail Recipes book and have it signed by Nathan Simon; book contributor, Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent. See you there!

#tikituesday
Jun
20
4:00 pm16:00

#tikituesday

  • Cardinal Spirits

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.

Cardinal Spirits Kitchen - Now Open!
Jun
20
Jun 24

Cardinal Spirits Kitchen - Now Open!

  • Cardinal Spirits

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. Ask your server what their favorite cocktail pairings are, they won't steer you wrong! 

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

Check out our menu!

Tasting @ Sunrise Liquors for Sommerfest
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Tasting @ Sunrise Liquors for Sommerfest

  • Sunrise Liquors

Sommerfest is happening in Haubstadt from Thursday-Saturday and Cardinal Spirits will be tasting Tiki Rum, Lake House Spiced Rum, Bramble, and Terra Botanical Gin at Sunrise Liquors on Saturday. Come try our spirits straight up or in a mini mixed cocktail. Nathan Simon will be there signing and selling cocktail books, join us in the fun! 

Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

  • Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on First Ave in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktail samples! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. You'll even have a chance to buy our Indiana Cocktail Recipes book and have it signed by Nathan Simon; book contributor, Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent. See you there!

Tasting @ Liquor Locker
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Tasting @ Liquor Locker

  • Liquor Locker

Meet us out at Liquor Locker on Morgan Ave in Evansville for spirit samples and mini cocktail samples! We'll be giving away swag and talking all things Cardinal Spirits. You'll even have a chance to buy our Indiana Cocktail Recipes book and have it signed by Nathan Simon; book contributor, Evansville bartender, Cardinal Spirits Ambassador, and stand up gent. See you there!

Wine for Wheels
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Wine for Wheels

  • Knights of Columbus

Cardinal Spirits is taking part in the first Wine for Wheels event in Greensburg to help benefit Meals of Wheels through wine and spirits! Come enjoy samples, cocktails by the glass, and carry out bottle sales! 

Spencer Pride Festival
Jun
3
10:00 am10:00

Spencer Pride Festival

  • Spencer Pride

Cardinal Spirits is proud to be a part of Spencer Pride! Pride is doing something new this year... a Pride Lounge right on the square exclusively featuring Cardinal Spirits! You'll be able to enjoy cocktails from the lounge all day while taking in the festivities. Proceeds from every cocktail will benefit Spencer Pride and you'll also be able to purchase bottles of Pride Vodka to benefit them as well!

To keep this event family friendly cocktails must stay in the lounge area and no one under 21 will be permitted. See you there!

Best. Spirit. Ever. at City Wide Liquors
May
31
Jun 1

Best. Spirit. Ever. at City Wide Liquors

  • City Wide Liquors

In the theme of Best. Wednesday. Ever City Wide Liquors and Cardinal Spirits bring you the Best. Spirit. Ever. Join us Downtown South Bend at City Wide Liquors for a friendly cocktail competition between downtown bartenders with proceeds going to charity. 

6-7pm Wednesday, May 31st will see Vegetable Buddies and McCormick's opposing each other
•6-7pm Thursday, June 1st will have The Exchange and Café Navarre matching strengths

Come by and try a custom cocktail, and use tickets to vote for your favorite! Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity of the bartender's choosing.

Tiki Takeover at the Story Inn
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Tiki Takeover at the Story Inn

  • Story Inn

It's a tiki party at the Story Inn! Join us in the fun!! 

"We are excited to be partnering with Cardinal Spirits for this fun and tropical night. We will be featuring 5 tiki cocktail recipes from Cardinal Spirits. These tiki drinks are a wonderful part of cocktail culture and are as eye catching as they are delicious. Drinks will be $7 each. 

Along with the tiki cocktails, we will also have free samples, Hawaiin snacks, some fun giveaways, and festive leis to get you in the tropical spirit."

More info here!

Community Kitchen Brunch
May
21
11:00 am11:00

Community Kitchen Brunch

  • The Community Kitchen

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

Cardinal Spirits at Bar Rev in Greenwood
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Cardinal Spirits at Bar Rev in Greenwood

  • Bar Rev

Come visit Cardinal Spirits at Bar Rev in Greenwood on Friday from 6-9. We'll be on the patio with spirit samples and giveaways while supplies last! Andrew Braxton will be playing keyboards and Bar Rev will be serving up some Cardinal cocktail specials, the Handsome Devil and Bramble Lemonade, yum!! 

See you there! 

New Spirit Release: Honey Schnapps
May
19
May 21

New Spirit Release: Honey Schnapps

Join us for the release of our newest spirit: Honey Schnapps — a celebration of honeybees!

Bottle sales, samples and special cocktails all weekend long.

Our Honey Schnapps is distilled and sweetened entirely with raw Indiana honey harvested from our co-founder’s family hives, and fermented with yeast grabbed off of bees themselves that live on our distillery roof. 

Yes — made of honey, with yeast from honeybees’ bodies — bees just give and give and give.

Our bartenders use honey in cocktails often, but rarely do you see this liquid gold being distilled. But, after a huge, healthy harvest from our co-founder’s family hives left us with so much more than we’d ever need for cocktails, we wondered: could we use it to make a spirit?

The answer is yes, and this is it!

Cocktail Class: Honey Schnapps
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Cocktail Class: Honey Schnapps

  • Cardinal Spirits

Learn how to make amazing cocktails with our newest spirit, Honey Schnapps!

Our co-founder
Adam Quirk will lead this class and share how we made this fascinating spirit. You'll leave a more educated drinker, with ideas for making stellar cocktails at home for your friends and family. You'll also get a change to purchase a bottle of this spirit before it goes on to sale to the public.

Our Honey Schnapps is distilled and sweetened entirely with raw Indiana honey harvested from Adam's family hives in the Fort Wayne area, and fermented with yeast grabbed off of bees themselves that live on our distillery roof. Bees! They just give and give and give. 

Our bartenders use honey in cocktails often, but rarely do you see this liquid gold being distilled. But, after a huge, healthy harvest from Adam's family hives left us with so much more than we’d ever need for cocktails, we wondered, could we use it to make a spirit?

The answer is yes, and this spirit is it!

Story Inn - Indiana Wine Fair
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Story Inn - Indiana Wine Fair

  • Story Inn

Join Cardinal Spirits as we add a splash of high proof fun at the Indiana Wine Fair at the Story Inn! We'll be on site with cocktails and bottles available for purchase. 

"Tickets for the 15th annual Indiana Wine Fair are now on sale!

After a record breaking number of attendees last year (6000+) and poor weather, we’ve made some necessary changes to this year’s event in order to create an enjoyable atmosphere for all of our guests, and hopefully stay dry. The 2017 Indiana Wine Fair will take place on Saturday May 13th from 1-7pm. You’ll be able to sample and purchase wines from over 30 of the states vintners. Additions to this year’s event include a variety of food trucks, and live chamber music from IU’s school of music. Parking is free, and carpooling is recommended. All guests will receive a souvenir IWF Tasting Glass. Tickets will be limited, pre-sold ONLY, and NOT available at the gate. The cost is $60, however as a holiday special they’ll be discounted to $45 until January 1st. Designated driver tickets are $10. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit:www.indianawinefair.com "

Live Radio Remote at Pizza Chef
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Live Radio Remote at Pizza Chef

  • Pizza Chef

Come hang out with Cardinal at Pizza Chef's live radio remote! Pizza Chef says it best... 
"We will be hosting a live radio remote with giveaways. Cardinal spirits will be stopping in to pour some samples of their line of liquor. They will be mixing up some small samples of the mixed drinks we have to offer and maybe even some new ones. They will also be giving away some free swag! We will also have acoustic music brought to you by Shawn Brashear. It is a family friendly event and we can't wait to spend the evening with you. Don't forget the buffet will be up and going during this time as well!"

Big Red Tasting
Apr
28
5:00 pm17:00

Big Red Tasting

  • Big Red LIquors

Hey Indy folks! Meet us out at Big Red Liquors Downtown for samples, mini cocktails, and special giveaways. We'll be hanging out from 5-7, come say hi, and #findyourspirit!

Sip & Sign with Nancy Hiller
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Sip & Sign with Nancy Hiller

Join our friend and Bloomington treasure Nancy Hiller on the patio for cocktails — she'll sell and sign copies of her latest book, "Making Things Work: Tales from a Cabinetmaker's Life." 

Nancy is a custom cabinet and furniture maker, and owner of NR Hiller Design, Inc. She's known for her uncompromising craftsmanship and many of us here at Cardinal have been longtime fans of hers. Plus, she's a total hoot to talk to. 

More about her book:
"Honest, earthy, and wryly humorous, this collection of tales drawn from more than 30 years of experience at shops in England and the United States is thought provoking as well as entertaining. We follow Hiller as she stumbles into furniture making after dropping out of Cambridge University, finds employment in one, then another, English workshop, grapples with monotony, sexism, and self-doubt, attempts escape, and eventually makes peace with her vocation."

High Proof Laughs
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

High Proof Laughs

  • Cardinal Spirits

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

Live with Brent Terhune, Bob Nugent, Alex Price, and Shanda Sung. $5 cash donation at the door to benefit the Middle Way House. Limited seating available. Doors close when the show starts! 21+ only please.

Brent Terhune
Characters, voices, one liners, and time-tested monologues-comedian Brent Terhune is the embodiment of all these things and more. Not many comics can pull off Brent’s laid-back style of comedy and still remain just as absurd and funny, but equally relevant and relatable at the same time. Currently, Brent is a writer for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show as well as the co-host of the immensely popular podcast that is enjoyed by dozens of listeners, The Interweb Podshow.  He’s also appeared at the Iowa Comedy Festival as well as Gilda’s Laugh Fest. Whether talking about the everyday struggles of being a redhead, life as a college student and radio DJ, or his off-the-wall Uncle Frank and family, Brent is sure to keep you laughing well after he’s left the stage.

Bob Nugent
Bob Nugent is a comedian hailing from Bloomington, Indiana. His podcast 'History Bluffs' has featured some of the best comedians working today, his Instagram account (@idrewastupid) features neat drawings of monsters, and his jokes are met with mixed reviews at bars/grilles across the Midwest.

Alex Price
At six feet, eight inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious take on life as an actual giant form the basis of an act that's garnered him opening spots for Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, and Hannibal Buress. It's a perspective you've likely never considered, but that you're sure to never forget.

Shanda Sung
Shanda is a stand up from Bloomington, IN. When she is not performing stand up on stages all around the midwest, she is picking up the same toys over and over again as the mother of two young boys. Her comedy is mined from the absurdity of parenthood and being a stay at home mom. Find her wasting time on twitter at @shandaspanda"

Business After Hours at Primetime
Apr
19
5:00 pm17:00

Business After Hours at Primetime

  • Monroe County Fairgrounds

Visit Cardinal Spirits during the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event! Enjoy cocktails from us with all the delicious BBQ you'll be eating. Did we mention it's also a BBQ contest? See you there

Easter Pairing with Lucky Guy Bakery
Apr
14
Apr 16

Easter Pairing with Lucky Guy Bakery

  • Cardinal Spirits

Don’t worry, grown ups, we didn’t forget about you this Easter. Come get a special boozy treat paired with a Lucky Guy Bakery brownie!

Easter Pairing $10.00
Jessica Rabbit Cocktail - Raspberry infused Tiki Rum, Coffee Liqueur, and cream. 
Lucky Guy Bakery’s Iconic Brownie - A chocolate brownie brim full of chocolate slabs serves with fresh raspberries. 

Sip & Sign with Annie Corrigan
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Sip & Sign with Annie Corrigan

  • Cardinal Spirits

Our dear friend Annie Corrigan wrote an amazing book and we’re hosting her book release party! Come get a signed copy and signature punch!

Focusing on local products, sustainability, and popular farm-to-fork dining trends, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living compiles the best recipes, tips, and tricks to plant, harvest, and prepare local food. Along with renowned chef Daniel Orr, Earth Eats radio host Annie Corrigan presents tips, grouped by season, on keeping your farm or garden in top form, finding the best in-season produce at your local farmers’ market, and stocking your kitchen effectively. The book showcases what locally produced food will be available in each season and is amply stuffed with more than 200 delicious, original, and tested recipes, reflecting the dishes that can be made with these local foods. In addition to tips and recipes, Corrigan and Orr profile individuals who are on the front lines of the changing food ecosystem, detailing the challenges they and the local food movement face.

With more than 140 color photos, Earth Eats showcases local food at its finest and features everything the local grower and food enthusiast needs to know all year round, including how to cook up a healthy compost heap, nurture a failing bee colony, create an all-natural deer repellant, and ferment delicious vegetables.

Limited Edition Graduation Vodka
Apr
7
May 7

Limited Edition Graduation Vodka

  • Cardinal Spirits

This limited edition Vodka will be available at Cardinal Spirits starting April 7th till we run out so you better hurry! Each bottle is $25.00 and comes with a free Cardinal Spirits shot glass. Come raise a glass with us and celebrate your time in Bloomington. 

GOOD LUCK OUT THERE! This is a special bottling of our Btown-made vodka is available for a limited time, to help celebrate the graduating class of 2017. Take a piece of Bloomington with you on your next adventure... we’ll always be here for you when you return. Congrats, and cheers!
Love, Cardinal Spirits

Eat & Give at Farm
Apr
4
5:00 pm17:00

Eat & Give at Farm

  • Farm

If you love great cocktails, food, and community radio have we got an event for you! Come support WFBH at Farm and enjoy cocktails made with Cardinal Spirits. More info here!  Despite what the flyer says no reservations are required.
 

Local's Night at Atlas
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

Local's Night at Atlas

  • The Atlas Ballroom

C'mon over to Atlas on Thursday for Local's Night with Cardinal Spirits! We'll be hanging out from 8-10p with product samples and giveaways while supplies last. Enjoy their $4 cocktail specials made with Cardinal Spirits with other specials on local beer. There will also be a Vice & Virtue themed trivia game with special trivia questions about Cardinal Spirits and booze!
More info here!
 

Tasting at Varsity Liquors in Evansville
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Tasting at Varsity Liquors in Evansville

  • Varsity Liquors

Hey Evansville friends! C'mon out to Varsity Liquors and meet Nathan. He'll be mixing up Cardinal Spirits in cocktails and will give you lots of tips and tricks for home cocktailing and, of course, samples! If you feel inspired you can pick up your favorite bottle and a copy of Cardinal's Indiana Cocktail Recipes book