You have to believe luck is on your side to attempt to open a distillery during a global epidemic. And Christian Kahle and Matt Brudnok must believe they have luck in spades as this was actually the third location considered for their Lucky Sign Spirits that finally opened on August 8th, in Millvale, PA.
Lucky Sign’s first three products are a gin (eleven botanicals) and sourced bourbon and rye, bottled under their Card Shark sub-label. And they have plans on much more. The focus will be their own single malts. Experimentation will be a theme. Kahle told the Post-Gazette that they will highlight “tasting more of the distillate” over relying on barrel-aging. They’ve also been working on an amaro and a dandelion vodka but plan on producing everything from soju to aquavit. Kahle tells Next Pittsburgh that “we want to hide things in there so people don’t know what to expect — they have to drink it and experience it for themselves.”
Lucky Sign Spirits is located at 215 North Avenue in Millvale and has hours Wednesday through Sunday. They offer bottles and cocktails to go.