Cardinal Spirits

  • 922 S. Morton St.
  • Bloomington, IN 47403
  • (812) 202-6789
What: Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery. We make great spirits 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. 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.

Mardi Gras Celebration

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

Join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras at Cardinal Spirits! We'll have Mardi Gras punch, music from the Ben Lumsdaine Jazz Trio from 7-9 pm and King Cake available for purchase. If you find the baby in your slice of cake, we'll give you a bottle of your choice of spirit to take home! br... Learn more

Spice Blending Workshop with Lior Lev Sercarz (Food and Drink Industry)

  • March 1, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Master spice blender and owner of La Boîte spice company in New York City, Lior Lev Sercarz's blends custom spices that are a thing of dreams for big-deal chefs, at-home cooks and anyone in between who loves to eat and drink. We'd love for you to meet Lior at a private event held at... Learn more

Spice Dinner by Chef David Tallent

  • March 1, 2017

Join us for our multi-course spice dinner prepared by Bloomington chef and nine-time James Beard semifinalist David Tallent. Hosted by master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz and Cardinal Spirits, this is a dinner you don't want to miss. Lior's extraordinary spice blends will be featured... Learn more

Stitch and Bitch

  • March 6, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Bring your projects (whatever they might be), join in the company of others, and of course have some cocktails while you work! This is not limited to knitters and stitchers, you can do anything you'd like so long as it's crafty. Making greeting cards, de-linting your sweaters, mending... Learn more

Tiki Tuesday

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until October 31, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

#tikituesday returns!! Join us the first Tuesday in March and every Tuesday after that till fall for the best tiki cocktails Bloomington has to offer. Tuesdays at the distillery, we're showcasing our spirits in a handful of creative, unique Tiki cocktails. You've probably never tasted... Learn more

Game Night

  • March 13, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

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... Learn more