Discover the Magic at Rig Hand Distillery

April 5, 2024.

Are you looking for a destination that combines the best of spirits, outdoor fun, and community vibes? Look no further than Rig Hand Distillery. Nestled in the heart of the Leduc Region, in beautiful Leduc County, it is conveniently located just 4 km east of the Edmonton International Airport (YEG). Rig Hand is your oasis in the midst of city hustle in a newly built facility where rustic elegance meets modern comfort. Rig Hand Distillery isn’t just your average distillery; it’s a hub of excitement, relaxation, and exploration waiting to be discovered.

Crafting Spirits at Rig Hand Distillery

Crafting Spirits

Let’s start with the obvious: the spirits! Rig Hand Distillery is renowned for its handcrafted vodka, gin, whisky, and more, all made with locally sourced ingredients and distilled with precision and care. Whether you’re a seasoned spirit connoisseur or just starting your journey into the world of craft distilling, their tasting room offers an immersive experience where you can sample their award-winning creations and learn about the art of distillation. Holding the proud title of being the first craft distillery in the region, as a family-owned business, they pour their heart and soul into creating exceptional handcrafted liquor that embodies the spirit of Alberta—locally sourced, produced, and distributed.
Did you know? For the first time ever, the House of Commons’ speaker chose a Canadian whisky from Rig Hand for its Speaker’s Whisky.
Did you know? Their distinctive trademarked bottle pays homage to the iconic Leduc #1 drilling rig and the province’s rich history of agriculture and resource development.

Events and Entertainment at Rig Hand Distillery

Events and Entertainment

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Rig Hand Distillery hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from live music nights (all ages) and comedy shows to themed parties and food festivals. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your next special occasion—whether it’s a birthday bash, stagette shenanigans, dreamy wedding, or a corporate team-building extravaganza—Rig Hand is a perfect option to book. Experience your own private event in the charming tasting room, a personalized tour of the facility, catered food requests, and generous samples of the premium products. It’s like having your own private distillery experience!
Did you know? Rig Hand offers Yoga for Strength & Core and Yin & Restore Yoga on Sundays.

Guided Tours at Rig Hand Distillery

Guided Tours

Want to go behind the scenes and see how the magic happens? Join one of their guided distillery tours, where you’ll get an insider’s look at their state-of-the-art facilities, learn about the production process, and even have the chance to sample spirits straight from the source. It’s an educational and delicious experience that’s not to be missed!
Did you know? Rig Hand offers tours, tastings, and bookings for 1 to 120 people.

Outdoor Adventures at Rig Hand Distillery

Outdoor Adventures

Rig Hand Distillery isn’t just about spirits; it’s also a gateway to outdoor adventure. During the winter months, the scenic grounds transform into a cross-country skiing paradise, with trails suitable for all skill levels.
Did you know? If you step outside, there is a beautifully manicured lawn with picnic benches—the perfect setting for games, gatherings, and fireside chats. Also, there is an authentic Indigenous Full Moon event, including a guided meditation and drumming session.

Rig Hand Distillery

Educational Courses

Looking to expand your knowledge and skills? Rig Hand Distillery offers a range of educational courses and workshops, covering everything from mixology and cocktail crafting to the science of distillation. Whether you’re a budding bartender or a curious enthusiast, their expert instructors will guide you through hands-on learning experiences that are both informative and fun.
Did you know? Participants will gain hands-on experience on the production floor in the Distilling 201 course.

Community Bar + Kitchen at Rig Hand Distillery

Community Bar + Kitchen

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary adventure like no other at Rig Hand’s Kitchen and Bar. Talented chef Dione Harwood skillfully crafts a menu that perfectly complements the handcrafted spirits, ensuring a dining experience that’s nothing short of exceptional. From savoury appetizers such as Dill Pickle Hummus to mouthwatering mains like their Mac and Cheese or the delicious collaboration of Rig Hand x Yelo’d Ice Cream, every dish is prepared with locally sourced ingredients and infused with the same passion and dedication that goes into the award-winning liquors.
Did you know? Rig Hand serves a fresh baked cinnamon roll with Double Double cream cheese. (Insert drool face here!)

From tours and tastings to private bookings for groups of all sizes, Rig Hand has something for everyone. So why wait? Experience for yourself a refreshing beverage, a delicious meal, and a whole lot of fun. Let Rig Hand be your new go-to spot for unforgettable events and everyday escapes.

Plan your visit


  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Kitchen 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Brunch only)
  • Monday: Closed

(Photo credit: IG @righanddistillery)