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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!

 

High Proof Laughs - Galentine's Day edition
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

High Proof Laughs - Galentine's Day edition

Limestone Comedy Festival and Cardinal Spirits present the return of High Proof Laughs: a live comedy series at the distillery featuring emcee Mat Alano-Martin!

On 2/10, We’ll be celebrating Galentine’s Day — this night features female comics only! Round up the crew and join us for laughs and craft cocktails.

Your $5 cash donation at the door will benefit a local charity (to be announced). Doors open at 6pm and close at 7pm when the show starts! 21+ only.

Mark your calendars for upcoming High Proof Laughs on Sunday, 3/10 — all featuring former Limestone Comedy Festival performers and new favorites!

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Game Night
Feb
11
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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Valentine's Day dinner at Cardinal Spirits
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine's Day dinner at Cardinal Spirits

Join us at the distillery for the loveliest 5-course Valentine's Day dinner with recommended cocktails to pair with each course. All dishes are made from scratch, with love, in our kitchen. A la carte cocktails will also be available.

OVERVIEW

  • Dinner - $60 per person (cocktails are additional)

  • Available Seatings: 6pm or 8pm

  • Reservations and prepayment are required at the time of booking

  • At the time of booking, please select your course options and include any dietary restrictions.

  • Please note tax and gratuity are applied at the the end of the booking.

  • Due to the limited availability of this event, we are not able to accept cancellations, refunds, or discounts/promotions for this event.

MENU

First Course
Sweet Corn Polenta
blueberry sofrito, whipped ricotta, chamomile (v)

Second Course
Asparagus Soup
crispy sunchokes, mustard, black garlic (v)

Third Course
Choice of
Black Sea Bass
parsnip puree, spinach, saffron-vanilla sauce
OR
Cacio e Pepe
house-made pasta, piave vecchio cheese, Malabar black pepper (v)

Fourth Course 
Choice of 
Lamb Chop
cauliflower gratin, romesco sauce, rosemary oil
or
King Trumpet Mushroom 
potato puree, dandelion, mushroom bordelaise (v)

Fifth Course
Lemon Verbena Olive Oil Cake 
creme fraiche ice cream, Indiana honey, lemon curd, pine nuts (v)

Cocktails Only

Our bar seats will be open to walk-in customers for cocktails and dessert only. 
No reservations or call aheads for the bar seats. The featured dessert will be the Lemon Verbena Olive Oil cake on the Valentine's day menu. It's petite and perfect for two people to share!

-- Purchase tickets: https://fareharbor.com/cardinalspirits/items/73640/

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New Year's Eve at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at Cardinal Spirits

Ring in 2019 with a festive family-style, cocktail-pairing dinner followed by a party at Cardinal Spirits — the best NYE bash in Bloomington!

Buy tickets here!

Join us for dinner at 7pm and then roll right into our party — or join us for dinner only, or the party only.

Limited tickets available for both the dinner and the party. Last year, we SOLD OUT a week before NYE, so round up your friends and book early.

For dinner, gratuity and cocktails are included — so there’s nothing for you to think about at the end of the meal. Menu is coming soon!

NYE DINNER: 7pm
— 3-course dinner with paired cocktails, served family-style

  • First course: House-made mozzarella with strawberries, olive oil, black pepper; Arugula salad with hazelnut, goat cheese, olives; House sourdough bread

  • Second course: Short rib with potato purée, parsley oil, parsley-orange salad, deviled egg OR (vegetarian option) Farro-stuffed portobello caps with potato purée, parsley-orange salad, deviled egg

  • Third course: Hoosier sugar cream pie with lemon verbena sorbet


— $80 (+ tax and gratuity)
— designated driver/dinner-only ticket is $70 and includes a mocktail)
— Make a night of it by adding a discounted ticket to the NYE party immediately following dinner! Just $5 (regularly $10), includes a midnight toast and complimentary party favors!
— Tickets: https://fareharbor.com/cardinalspirits/items/68442/

NYE PARTY: 9:30pm-1am
— $10 ticket includes a midnight toast and complimentary party favors!
—Ring in 2018 with a DJ, craft cocktails, and count down to midnight with pals old and new. Like all great cocktail parties, there is no assigned or reserved seating for this one — be ready to mingle, dance, and bebop around!
— Tickets: https://fareharbor.com/cardinalspirits/items/68442/

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Live Music at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
27
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music at Cardinal Spirits

Our live, local music series continues with Eileen Hogan and Aaron Comforty of Jefferson St. Music Studio! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each live music evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — Eileen and Aaron have chosen New Hope for Families. Please consider donating!

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Holiday Weekday Tours
Dec
27
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Weekday Tours

We’ll offer special weekday tours between Christmas and New Year’s! Whether you’re entertaining family and friends or you’re looking for something fun to do with your time off, come see us for distillery tours at 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Dec. 27.

Book a tour! Every tour includes a sampling of our full line of spirits, plus a cocktail!

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Live Music at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
26
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music at Cardinal Spirits

Our live, local music series continues with Patrick Wailes! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — please consider donating!

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Holiday Weekday Tours
Dec
26
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Weekday Tours

We’ll offer special weekday tours between Christmas and New Year’s! Whether you’re entertaining family and friends or you’re looking for something fun to do with your time off, come see us for distillery tours at 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Dec. 27.

Book a tour! Every tour includes a sampling of our full line of spirits, plus a cocktail!

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INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH

  • Miracle on South Street @ Platt 99 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve teamed up with the holiday pop-up bar Miracle on South Street in Indianapolis to bring you Holiday Karaoke, every Thursday from Nov. 29-Dec. 20! Don your most festive apparel and get ready to belt out your favorite tunes in the company of your friends and Cardinal Spirits cocktails. Plat 99 is the home of Miracle on South Street this season!

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Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits

Get in the holiday spirit with live, local music at the distillery, every Tuesday through December! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — please consider donating!

Tuesday, Nov. 27: our very own Elijah Heath and Friends! (benefitting Middle Way House)
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Travis Puntarelli
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Ratt Momy
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Craig Brenner

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INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH

  • Miracle on South Street @ Platt 99 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve teamed up with the holiday pop-up bar Miracle on South Street in Indianapolis to bring you Holiday Karaoke, every Thursday from Nov. 29-Dec. 20! Don your most festive apparel and get ready to belt out your favorite tunes in the company of your friends and Cardinal Spirits cocktails. Plat 99 is the home of Miracle on South Street this season!

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Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits

Get in the holiday spirit with live, local music at the distillery, every Tuesday through December! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — please consider donating!

Tuesday, Nov. 27: our very own Elijah Heath and Friends! (benefitting Middle Way House)
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Travis Puntarelli
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Ratt Momy
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Craig Brenner

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Yelp's Totally Bazaar
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Yelp's Totally Bazaar

When it comes to events, Yelp's Totally Bazaar is one of our absolute favorites! Imagine the Indianapolis Central Library turned into a lively multi story vendor market... with cocktails! Visit the alcohol wing to sample, purchase a signature cocktail, and take bottles and gift packs home. They make the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person on your list, or for you #treatyoself, shopping in hard work! Stay tuned for more details!

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INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH

  • Miracle on South Street @ Platt 99 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve teamed up with the holiday pop-up bar Miracle on South Street in Indianapolis to bring you Holiday Karaoke, every Thursday from Nov. 29-Dec. 20! Don your most festive apparel and get ready to belt out your favorite tunes in the company of your friends and Cardinal Spirits cocktails. Plat 99 is the home of Miracle on South Street this season!

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Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits

Get in the holiday spirit with live, local music at the distillery, every Tuesday through December! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — please consider donating!

Tuesday, Nov. 27: our very own Elijah Heath and Friends! (benefitting Middle Way House)
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Travis Puntarelli
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Ratt Momy
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Craig Brenner

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INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

INDIANAPOLIS: HOLIDAY KARAOKE @ MIRACLE ON SOUTH

  • Miracle on South Street @ Platt 99 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ve teamed up with the holiday pop-up bar Miracle on South Street in Indianapolis to bring you Holiday Karaoke, every Thursday from Nov. 29-Dec. 20! Don your most festive apparel and get ready to belt out your favorite tunes in the company of your friends and Cardinal Spirits cocktails. Plat 99 is the home of Miracle on South Street this season!

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Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits

Get in the holiday spirit with live, local music at the distillery, every Tuesday through December! Enjoy a holiday cocktail, and dinner, too — our full menu is available during the entertainment.

Free and open to the public, ages 21+. Each evening, we'll be raising money for a different local charity — please consider donating!

Tuesday, Nov. 27: our very own Elijah Heath and Friends! (benefitting Middle Way House)
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Travis Puntarelli
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Ratt Momy
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Craig Brenner



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Game Night
Nov
12
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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Nocino Bottle Release
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Nocino Bottle Release

Our most popular seasonal release is back ... just in time to bring to the Thanksgiving table!

Join us on release weekend for complimentary samples and specialty cocktails, and to purchase bottles in full-size (750ml) and half-size (375ml). Nocino is a limited release that sells out quickly, and when it's gone, it's gone til next year!

Nocino is a traditional Italian liqueur made with green, unripe walnuts. For our version, we harvested walnuts right here in Indiana — from our co-founder's family trees in Fort Wayne — then combined them with our vodka and spices, and let that steep for months. The result: A luscious, mellow, earthy elixir that has this wonderful, naturally warming quality. It's meant for this time of year!

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Holiday Gift Box release
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Holiday Gift Box release

Our Holiday Gift Boxes are at the top of everyone’s list! A trio of our most popular spirits in mini-size bottles — Songbird Coffee Liqueur, Flora, and Bramble black raspberry vodka — all boxed up and ready for gifting. You get a free $5 gift card with each Holiday Gift Box purchase … just a little extra holiday cheer from us to you!

Available starting the first weekend of November, for as along as they last through the holidays! These make great host gifts for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, and holiday parties. And they’re perfect presents for anyone who is curious about craft spirits and loves to drink local. Bosses love them! Aunts love them! BFFs love them! Pet sitters love them!

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Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

The best place for boos and booze is our annual Halloween bash at the distillery! Don't miss our costume contest with BIG prizes, a DJ dance party, and a dessert bar with old-school treats like jello shots, dirt pudding, and rice krispy treats. As always, we'll snap and post photos of costumes for our coveted social media prize. Awards and prizes at 10:30pm - you must be present to win, of course!

***Prizes and categories***

- Grand prize for best costume: $200 gift card to Cardinal Spirits, plus a bottle of spirits of your choice

- Social media prize (most likes on Instagram/Facebook): $40 gift card, plus a bottle of spirits of your choice

- Best couple: $40 gift card each, plus a bottle of spirits of your choice

- Most creative: $40 gift card, plus a bottle of spirits of your choice

- Most 2018: $40 gift card, plus a bottle of spirits of your choice

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Tours every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Oct
19
to Oct 21

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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