About Us

Established December 17, 2014 Edmonton, Alberta

Rig Hand Distillery logo

Rig Hand Craft Distillery is a grain to glass distillery and is in the unique position of being the first craft distillery in Niksu- the greater Edmonton area. Our family business makes vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, moonshine and coffee cream liquor that is locally sourced, produced, and distributed. Our main grain supplier is Schneider Farms, a fourth-generation farm located two miles from the distillery. Our products are packaged in a distinctive trademarked bottle that is a replica of the Leduc #1 drilling rig, paying tribute to our rich history of both agriculture and resource development in Alberta. It is Alberta in a Bottle. Our aim is to be a leader in the craft industry and foster partnerships with other local businesses while producing the highest quality spirits possible for our customers. We offer tours and tastings daily during regular business hours and evening/weekend tours are available by appointment. Cheers!


2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition - Gold Medal - Rig Hand Distillery

2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

Double Double received a Gold Medal in the Liqueur category at this year’s Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition. What an honour, we were in the ranks of some great company and distilleries in this category.


Rig Hand Double Double – Gold Medal
Rig Hand Brum – Bronze Medal

2017 Alberta Beverage Awards

Rig Hand Double Double – Best in Class
Rig Hand Lemon Gin – Judges Selection

2016 Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Business Start Up of the Year

2016 Alberta Beverage Awards

Rig Hand Premium Vodka – Judges Selection
Rig Hand Garlic Vodka – Judges Selection
Rig Hand Wildrose Gin – Judges Selection
Rig Hand Double Double Cream liquor – Judges Selection


Rig Hand Craft Distillery Tasting Lounge - Rig Hand Distillery
Rig Hand Craft Distillery Tasting Lounge

Come on down to the distillery and sample our hand crafted spirits in our tasting lounge.

Private Events and Tours & Tastings - Rig Hand Distillery
Private Events and Tours & Tastings

Evening bookings are available by appointment for groups of 12 up to 30 people. Call us during business hours or go to our Contact page to book.

Book our tasting room for your private Edmonton event!

Whether it’s a birthday, stagette, wedding, or corporate team-building event, our tasting room is available for evening and weekend private event bookings. We will give your group a private tour of our facility as well as samples of our premium products. We can cater to any food requests you may have or even roll the BBQ out for you.

Weddings – We are not booking Weddings until January 2023

After that you get the whole place to yourselves although we do hope you visit our onsite store before you leave. Cheers!

Call us at 780-955-2414 or Contact us to book now

Special Packaging & Labels

Trademark bottle design & Custom labeling - Rig Hand Distillery

Trademark bottle design

We package our distillery products in a distinctive trademarked bottle that is a replica of the Leduc #1 drilling rig complete with a black “dripping oil” wax seal.

Custom labeling

We do custom labeling from as few as 6 bottles and up to 300+ bottles for corporations and companies.

We will use your company logo or a design of your choice to create a unique label for your company, charity, or event.

Call us at 780-955-2414 or Contact us for your custom labels.

The Rig Hand Crew

Geoff Stewart - Owner - President - Distiller - Rig Hand DistilleryOwner / President / Distiller

Geoff Stewart


Karen Stewart - Owner - Rig Hand DistilleryOwner

Karen Stewart


Mike Beile - General Manager - Distiller - Rig Hand DistilleryGeneral Manager / Distiller

Mike Beile


Jo-Ann Keller - Inventory Manager - Rig Hand DistilleryInventory Manager

Jo-Ann Keller

Lindsay Bailer - Front Office Sales - Rig Hand DistilleryFront Office Sales

Lindsay Bailer



Adam Groshko - Sales - Rig Hand Distillery


Adam Groshko


Sean Eisenkrein - Equipment Coordinator - Welder - Rig Hand DistilleryEquipment Coordinator / Welder

Sean Eisenkrein


Charlie Shooter - Distillery Dog - Rig Hand DistilleryDistillery Dog

Charlie Shooter