Cardinal Spirits

  • 922 S. Morton Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 202-6789

What: Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery, cocktail bar, and kitchen.

We make great spirits and food from local ingredients, using modern technology and traditional methods. It's a great place to take a tour and learn how craft whiskey, vodka, and gin is made. You can also spend an evening sipping incredible craft cocktails at the tasting room bar, paired with seasonal, shareable food made from scratch.

Why: We started Cardinal Spirits to increase connections between people. Spirits make it easier to talk to strangers, friends, and family alike. Discussing things over a drink is usually a great way to have difficult conversations, and to celebrate big moments in life. To increase connections between people, you have to increase the ease of social communication. Spirits: the original Internet. We grew up after the bulk of manufacturing jobs had already left our country. Over the past few decades, we have all become less and less active with our hands. Instead, we focused on comfort, commercialism, and convenience. This is not sustainable. The word manufacture is from the Latin "manu factum": made by hand. That's what we were craving - being able to hold something in our hands and say "I made this from scratch, and it's amazing." We wanted to create a business that puts people over profits. We wanted to build a place where people enjoy coming to work, where days are fulfilling and meaningful, and where creativity is valued. We believe in continuing education for our staff, and incentivize them with raises to attend internal training events and read books that we keep in our house library.

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Live Holiday Music at Cardinal Spirits

  • Dates vary between December 10, 2019 - December 23, 2019
  • Cardinal Spirits
  • (812) 202-6789

Get in the spirit with live holiday music nights throughout December at Cardinal Spirits, Bloomington's first and only craft distillery! Our holiday cocktail menu and full dinner menu is offered daily, so you can make a night of it! No cover, and open to the public, 21+. Here is our... Learn more

Craig Brenner at Live Holiday Music at Cardinal Spirits

Get in the spirit with live holiday music throughout December at the distillery! Join Craig Brenner, blues, boogie-woogie, and jazz pianist, on Wednesday, December 18, from 7:30-9pm. Holiday cocktail menu and full dinner menu is available all evening! No cover, and open to the public, 21+. Learn more

New Year's Eve dinner and party at Cardinal Spirits

NYE DINNER + PARTY AT CARDINAL SPIRITS The best NYE bash in Bloomington is at Cardinal Spirits! You're invited to ring in 2020 with a festive family-style, cocktail-pairing dinner followed by a party with a DJ and a bubbly midnight toast. When: 12/31/19; 7pm dinner, 9:30pm-1am... Learn more