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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
21
to Sep 23

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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Paired Dinner @ Rook Indy
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Paired Dinner @ Rook Indy

Get ready, Indianapolis! Because Chef Esteban of Rook and Scott Lowe of Cardinal Spirits have a special paired dinner for you. $80/person. Seating is limited, call Rook today at 317-737-2293 for reservations! 

DINNER COURSES:

Reception - hors d’oeuvres

First Course - Hamachi Tartare / Bergamot / Coconut / Smoked Cinnamon / Achiote Lardo

Second Course - Grilled Cod / Clam Caldo / dFideos / Hoja Santa

Third Course - Barbecued Squab / Tamarind Mole / Grilled Peaches / Corn Cake / Liver Pate

Fourth Course - Tres Leches Pistachio Sponge / Pistachio Praline / Lime Curd / Beer Wort Cream / Freeze-Dried Raspberry / White Chocolate

COCKTAILS:

Pineapple Rum Punch - with pineapple-infused Cardinal Spirits Tiki Rum, lime, bitters, nutmeg

Catalina Sunset -  with Cardinal Spirits Tiki Rum, Cardinal Spirits Flora liqueur, lemon, lime, raspberry, elderflower tonic

Djinn, No Chaser - with Cardinal Spirits Terra Botanical Gin, Cappelletti, grapefruit, lemon, bitters

Thief In The Night - with Cardinal Spirits Nocino, rye, sherry, creme de cacao, cynar, chocolate bitters

Badfish, Too - with Cardinal Spirits Black Bear Bierschnaps, Cardinal Spirits Honey Schnapps, banana demerara, warm malted beer wort, toasted marshmallow

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Sep
28
to Sep 30

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
Oct
5
to Oct 7

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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Game Night
Oct
8
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
Sep
14
to Sep 16

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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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