09 Oct Cardinal Spirits Wins USA Today 10Best Distillery Awards for Vodka and Rum
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Bloomington, Ind. — Cardinal Spirits, the craft distillery in Bloomington, Ind., has been named a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award winner in two categories: Best Craft Vodka Distillery and Best Craft Rum Distillery.
The achievement brings national attention to Cardinal Spirits’ highly-rated vodkas and rums, which are all fermented, distilled, and bottled on-site at its distillery in Bloomington, Ind., and distributed in 12 states and Washington D.C.
For the competition, USA Today tapped a panel of spirits experts to nominate 20 distilleries in each category, then asked readers to vote daily to determine the top 10 ranking. Cardinal Spirits placed #2 in the country for Best Craft Vodka Distillery and #4 in the country for Best Craft Rum Distillery.
“It’s a thrill to turn the spotlight on Indiana and the fantastic spirits we’re distilling here,” says Cardinal Spirits co-founder Jeff Wuslich. “Our fantastic spirits earned us the nomination for these awards, but we owe this win to our fans and their daily votes. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support.”
Cardinal Spirits distills two vodkas: its signature grape-based vodka is one of the highest-rated craft vodkas in the country, with 93 points from Wine Enthusiast. Its second vodka, Pride Vodka, is a special bottling of its signature vodka, and Cardinal Spirits donates 10% of proceeds from each bottle to LGBTQ organizations.
Meanwhile, the distillery makes two innovative rums: Tiki Rum, a light rum made from cane juice, light molasses, and deliciously fruity yeast, is one of the highest-rated craft rums in the country, with 92 points and a “Best Buy” rating from Wine Enthusiast. Lake House Spiced Rum is a spice-forward, dry spirit with citrus and subtle vanilla, crafted on a base of Tiki Rum.
More information on USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards can be found on its website.
ABOUT CARDINAL SPIRITS: Cardinal Spirits is the craft distillery, cocktail bar, and restaurant in Bloomington, Ind., known for making award-winning and highly-rated vodkas, gins, rums, botanical liqueurs, and canned cocktails. Our products are available in 12 states and Washington, D.C. Our Terra Botanical Gin has been covered by both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal named us one of the 19 Best Undiscovered Cocktail Bars in America.
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