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 Music Tuesday at Cardinal Spirits

  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday until December 19, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Every Tuesday this holiday season, we'll have live music in the tasting room bar! No cover, 21+ only please. Come have a cocktail, bite to eat, and sit back and relax with your friends. 11/28 - Two bands to kick us off! Birrd followed by Daisy Chain 12/5 - Ashley Chilla and Mark... Learn more

New Year's Eve dinner and party at Cardinal Spirits

  • December 31, 2017
  • (812) 202-6789

Ring in 2018 with a festive family-style, cocktail-pairing dinner followed by a party at Cardinal Spirits — the best NYE bash in Bloomington! Choose from two dinner seatings and then roll right into our party — it's like the best dinner party followed by the best cocktail party! Or... Learn more

Bloomington Bike-centennial Ride

  • June 21, 2018
  • (812) 349-3473

Join the City of Bloomington for a family-friendly, casual, Bicentennial bike ride around Bloomington. Explore some great routes in town, and regroup at Cardinal Spirits for socializing after the ride. 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