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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
Aug
17
to Aug 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

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Aug
24
to Aug 26

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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Community Kitchen Brunch
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

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. Not 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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COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: SERVICE INDUSTRY LUNCH
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: SERVICE INDUSTRY LUNCH

Heads up! This event is ticketed and for the service industry only.

Join us for a casual chat over lunch and cocktails with industry leader Jim Meehan. This is a rare opportunity for the service industry only to hear from one of the best minds in cocktailing — Jim is a true bartender’s bartender, but also a bar operator, spirits and cocktail educator, and author.

You know Jim as the owner of the venerable PDT bars in NYC and Hong Kong, and as the author of the game-changing Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which won a James Beard Award this year. Come ready with questions about hospitality, bartending, ownership — whatever’s on your mind.

Included in the ticket price is lunch and cocktail, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual. A huge thanks to RNDC for taking care of the books! Additional cocktails will be available for purchase at the lunch.

Cost: $25 + tax (includes lunch and a cocktail, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual)

 

 

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COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: BOOK SIGNING, COCKTAILS AND Q&A
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: BOOK SIGNING, COCKTAILS AND Q&A

Jim Meehan is one of the greatest minds in cocktailing and we’d like you to meet him! Shake hands! Clink glasses! Join us at the distillery on this special evening for a book signing of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, cocktails and light snacks, and Q&A with Jim, who is, in short, a legend: a bar operator, spirits and cocktail educator, author, and James Beard Award winner.

He owns the famed PDT (Please Don’t Tell) cocktail bar in NYC and recently opened a second location in Hong Kong. His fascinating Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which earlier this year won a James Beard Award — Jim’s second! — effortlessly mixes definitive cocktail recipes with a curious peek into some of the most popular bars in the country.

Come ready with questions for Jim about mixing drinks, owning a bar, entertaining, his career — whatever’s on your mind. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:45pm, and the bar will remain open after the event for cocktails and mingling with Jim.

Cost: $40 + tax (includes a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, a cocktail, light snacks)

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COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: COCKTAIL PAIRING DINNER
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

COCKTAIL CAMP WITH JIM MEEHAN: COCKTAIL PAIRING DINNER

Jim’s coming to dinner! Jim Meehan, that is: owner of the famed PDT (Please Don’t Tell) cocktail bars in NYC and Hong Kong, and also a spirits and cocktail educator, author, and James Beard Award winner. Join us at the distillery for a remarkable 4-course dinner with cocktail pairings created and presented by Jim. Your ticket includes a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual, which earlier this year won a James Beard Award — Jim’s second! The book effortlessly mixes definitive cocktail recipes with a curious peek into some of the most popular bars in the country.  This event is open to the public.

Dinner courses:

Stracciatella  — a hand-pulled cheese, with cantaloupe, honey, mint, and house-made sourdough bread

My My Salad — arugula, spiced sweet potatoes, pickled red onions, spicy avocado, sunflower and Santa Maria lime dressing

Glazed Pork Belly with pineapple, pickled onions, fish sauce caramel, spice Christine, fried Brussels sprouts
—or—
Eggplant Steam Buns (vegetarian option), with fried Brussels sprouts

Vanilla chiffon and white chocolate mousse — with pineapple and mango

Cost: $99 + tax/gratuity (includes a 4-course dinner paired with cocktails, plus a signed copy of Meehan’s Bartender Manual)

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Game Night
Sep
10
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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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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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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NYC - Gin Week at Union Square Wine & Spirits
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

NYC - Gin Week at Union Square Wine & Spirits

Come out to Union Square as we celebrate gin week with our Terra Botanical Gin!

"Let the festivities be-gin!  Join us for a fantastic week of gin and cocktails.  From Monday, August 6th to Saturday, August 11th, we will be showcasing a different  producer each day.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn about and taste through a bunch of products- both well known and esoteric.  From locally made gin to gin made abroad, we will have something for everybody."

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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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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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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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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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