Photograph by Darren Jacknisky (Bluefish Studios) for Avenue Magazine
Hansen Distillery is an Edmonton-based family-run craft distillery that prides itself on producing quality products using ingredients sourced from Alberta. All of our spirits are made right, right here in Alberta.
Our Barn Owl Vodka, End of the Line Moonshine, Trouble Gin and Border Crossing Rye are our staple line of spirits being offered in select liquor stores and available for off-sale at their distillery. Hansen Distillery also produces unique small batch spirits including their incredibly popular Cherry Rye, which sold out in less than one week when first placed on shelves.
When the Hansen family made its way from the American badlands to the Albertan midlands, they didn’t know what would happen from one moment to the next. What kept them going was their unnerving, lucky Hansen spirit. And in that same spirit, they created Border Crossing Rye—made with 100% local Alberta-grown, hand selected, un-aged white rye, stripped from the still with a 6-plate stripping column to provide a truly delicious Rye for sipping or mixing.
Owners Kris and Shayna welcome people to take a walk through time at their facility and experience their quality, handcrafted spirits in their unique tasting lounge located in West Edmonton.