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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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Limited-edition Class of 2017 vodka

Cassie Morris

Do you know someone who is about to graduate from IU? Looking for the perfect graduation gift? We can help you with that. Hint: It's not "Oh, The Places You'll Go!"

Class of 2017 Vodka — a special bottling of our signature Vodka — will be released this Friday at the distillery. Bottles are $25, available at the distillery and at Big Red Liquors in downtown Bloomington. Send them out into the real world with a commemorative bottle of a Bloomington-made product.

Cardinal Spirits Vodka is fermented and distilled on site entirely from white grapes. It earned 93 points from Wine Enthusiast, ranking it higher than Grey Goose, Tito's, Ketel One, Ciroc and about 900 other vodkas. It was also named one of the Top 100 Spirits of 2016 by Wine Enthusiast, and it has earned a Triple Gold Medal from the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards. Needless to say, we're pretty proud.

Our Vodka is gluten-free, and it's not your average tasteless, odorless vodka. It has character by design. A very light entry, a full rich body, and a bright floral finish. It's incredibly smooth — great for drinking straight — but it's also terrific in cocktails, especially those with fruit and citrus.

Are you the one who's about to graduate? Congrats! You've worked hard to get here. Treat yourself to a bottle and take a piece of Bloomington with you on your next adventure.

Now, let us show you some of our favorite ways to drink it. Below are four awesomely refreshing cocktails to make using your new bottle of Cardinal Spirits vodka. Click on the pictures for the recipes!