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Dead Lightning Distillery

311 Bridge Street,
New Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 695-7284

We make 25 flavors of Vodka, Regular Vodka, 100-proof Vodka, White Rum, Spiced Rum, Beer Barrel Rum, Gin and Cinnamon Whiskey which are all available on our huge drink menu and in 750ml bottles to-go.

We also carry a large selection of Pennsylvania beer and have a small food menu.

Dead Lightning Distillery was started to preserve the memory of Skyler Montgomery who became a moonshiner at the age of 18. He was a gentle giant at 6' 7" tall and unfortunately passed away a few months after his 21st birthday.  He was a best friend to many, a great big brother and an overly generous, good hearted person. His passing was a tragic loss for those that knew him. 

We named our distillery after Skyler's love of The Grateful Dead as well as moonshine, known as white lightning. 

Stop in and raise a glass to Skyler and get the full story of our distillery!  May his "SPIRITS" live on!

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail logoDead Lightning Distillery is a participating location on the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail.

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  • Hours: Thurs & Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 4pm-10pm
  • Parking: Street parking
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