Cardinal Spirits Expands Distribution to Five East Coast States and Washington DC

Cardinal Spirits Expands Distribution to Five East Coast States and Washington DC


Bloomington, Ind. — Cardinal Spirits, the craft distillery in Bloomington, Ind., announces that it has partnered with Sheehan Family Companies to distribute its products for the first time in Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. Meanwhile, distribution will also expand into upstate New York; Cardinal Spirits products already retail in New York City.

Cardinal Spirits now distributes its products to a total of 11 states and Washington D.C.

“We’re extremely excited at the opportunity to build upon our outstanding success we’ve seen in NYC with Cardinal Spirits,” says Jay Frary, general manager at Blueprint Brands, the craft spirits portfolio of Sheehan Family Companies distributing Cardinal Spirits products in NYC. “The passion these guys have for distilling quality spirits is represented in every product they produce, and we are fortunate to be able to bring their message and story to our customers.”

photo credit: Cardinal Spirits

“We’ve been itching to introduce our spirits to more of the East Coast,” says Adam Quirk, co-founder of Cardinal Spirits. “This is a major expansion for us, and we’ve found a great partner in Sheehan Family Companies to help us succeed in this market.”

Sheehan Family Companies operates several wholesale companies that will distribute Cardinal Spirits in the East Coast market: in Connecticut, Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Connecticut LLC; in Rhode Island, Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Rhode Island LLC; in New York, Craft Beer Guild Distributing of New York LLC and Union Beer Distributors; in New Jersey, Hunterdon Brewing Company LLC; in Maryland, Legends Limited Inc.; in Massachusetts, Craft Brewers Guild, L. Knife & Son Inc. and Seaboard Products Inc.; in Washington D.C., Legends Distributing of Washington DC LLC. Sheehan Family Companies’ craft spirits portfolio is also known as Blueprint Brands across all of these distributors.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Spirits has picked a new distributor for Indiana, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), to strengthen its presence in its home state.

Other distributors representing Cardinal Spirits include: in Indiana, RNDC; in Illinois, Burke Beverage; in Michigan, Benchmark Beverage Co.; in Tennessee, Tennessee Fine Wine & Spirits; in Kentucky, River City Distributing.


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery with a cocktail bar and kitchen in Bloomington, Ind. The distillery produces award-winning, highly-rated spirits including vodka, rum, gin and liqueurs, which are distributed in 11 states and Washington D.C.


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