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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Valencia bottle release at Cardinal Spirits

  • Dates vary between October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Join us for the release of our newest spirit, Valencia! It is a beautiful, natural triple sec for cocktailing that we make with both dried and fresh orange peels to capture the sweet, bitter and fragrant character of citrus. Bottle sales and spirit samples begin at noon on Friday,... Learn more

Halloween Costume Contest at Cardinal Spirits

  • October 28, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Come early to haunt the bar, enjoy punch specials and a dessert bar, and have your photo taken for our People's Choice Winner. All photos will be posted to social media and our audience will pick the winner through likes and hearts. The top costumes will participate in a walk off (Zoolander... Learn more

VIP Distillery Tour & Tasting Groupon Offer

  • August 28, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • Attractions

Take advantage of this Groupon offer for a VIP tour, tasting, and bottle. It's a great deal, at up to 53% off the regular price. Choose from Three Options $45 for a 60-minute VIP distillery tour for two with tasting and a bottle of your choice ($84 value) $84 for a 60-minute... Learn more