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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


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

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    WHAT WE DO: Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery and cocktail bar in Bloomington, Ind. We distill premium spirits using the highest quality ingredients, and we source local ingredients whenever possible. All parts of the distilling process — from fermentation to mashing to aging to bottling — happen on-site. In our tasting room and cocktail bar you can sample a flight of spirits, order cocktails made with our spirits and buy bottles of our spirits to take home.

    OPENING DATE: Cardinal Spirits opened in February 2015.

    LOCATION: Cardinal Spirits is at 922 S. Morton St., one mile south of downtown Bloomington. The building overlooks the B-Line, the popular walking and biking trail that runs through the city.

    FOUNDERS: Adam Quirk (Bloomington), Jeff Wuslich (Bloomington), Jason Katz (Cincinnati), Rick Deitz (Bloomington)

    PRODUCTS: Cardinal Spirits distills Single Malt Whiskey, Vodka, Pride Vodka, Standard Dry Gin, American Gin, Tiki Rum, Lake House Spiced Rum, White Oak Whiskey, Flora Liqueur, Songbird Craft Coffee Liqueur, Bramble Black Raspberry Vodka, Honey Vanilla Vodka, and Walnut Nocino.

    DISTRIBUTION: Cardinal Spirits is available at 200+ locations throughout Indiana, including liquor stores, grocery stores, bars, restaurants and hotels. Major retailers include Kroger, Big Red Liquors, Schnucks, Meijer and Crown Liquors. Our spirits are also sold at our distillery.


    Since its opening in Feb. 2015, Cardinal Spirits:

    • distilled 12 spirits and 4,000 cases in its first year, more than any other craft distillery in Indiana in 2015

    • distilled Indiana's first craft Single Malt Whiskey, using malted barley from Sugar Creek Malt Co. in Lebanon, Ind.

    • earned distribution in 260+ liquor stores, grocery stores, restaurants, bars and hotels in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee


    • Value people as much as profits: We promote personal growth through education and internal advancement. Our profitability ensures we have financially secure employees.

    • Cultivate meaningful work: We encourage entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, and community focus so that a job is not just a job.

    • Trust people to do their best: Financial and operational literacy of all team members allows everyone a clear picture, and drives the right kinds of decisions.

    • Quality, Craftsmanship, and Honesty: achieved through innovative TOC-based production and a holistic approach to all parts of our business.

    • Focus on Community: Business success allows us to pursue social goals in Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwest, the US, and the world