12 Apr Bloomington’s Cardinal Spirits Begins Statewide Distribution To Meijer Stores This Month
Cardinal Spirits is one of the first Indiana craft distilleries to sell products at Meijer stores, and its products will roll out to most of Meijer’s 35 stores statewide over the next month.
Meijer will carry Cardinal Spirits Vodka, Standard Dry Gin and Bramble Vodka, made with black raspberries.
Cardinal Spirits is Indiana’s fastest-growing craft distillery. It opened in February 2015, and in its first year, it distilled 12 spirits and 4,000 cases, more than any other craft distillery in Indiana in 2015.
Cardinal Spirits products are available in 200+ establishments in Indiana, including liquor stores, grocery stores, bars, restaurants and hotels. Major retailers in addition to Meijer include Kroger, Big Red Liquors, Schnucks, Belmont Beverage and Crown Liquors. Its spirits are also sold at the distillery.
“We’re thrilled that Meijer recognizes the importance of selling Indiana-made craft spirits, which its customers clearly want,” says Jeff Wuslich, Cardinal Spirits co-founder. “This is a win for Cardinal Spirits, but the big picture is that locally and thoughtfully made craft spirits are easier than ever to come by. We’re proud to be a part of that.”
Cardinal Spirits is a leader in growing distribution and raising the profile of craft spirits in Indiana. It was the first Indiana craft distillery to retail at Kroger stores throughout the state, and now it is one of the first Indiana craft distilleries to retail at Meijer.
ABOUT CARDINAL SPIRITS
Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery and cocktail bar located in Bloomington, Ind. The distillery produces the highest quality spirits using local ingredients whenever possible. Cardinal Spirits distills vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and botanical liqueurs, and distributes them to 200+ liquor stores, grocery stores, bars and restaurants throughout Indiana. The distillery was founded by four partners and it opened in 2015. Both the distillery and cocktail bar are located one mile south of downtown Bloomington, on the B-Line, the city’s popular walking and biking trail.