Discover the unique taste sensation of RubyBlue Fresh Liqueurs and Potato Vodka – award-winning spirits handmade by Hughes Craft Distillery. Carefully selecting wild berries, fruits and botanicals from the beautiful countryside we move in harmony with the changing seasons, and lock the purity of nature into our unique infusions and exceptionally Smooth Vodka. Our small-batch Irish Spirits embody premium quality traditionally crafted to create a flavour experience.

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About Us

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Stuart & Barbara Hughes manage everything first hand in their small-batch Spirits business, producing their growing range of  Award Winning RubyBlue Spirits in the most delicious flavours.

RubyBlue Liqueurs taste like real fruit, because they’re made with real fruit in small batches from quintuple distilled Irish grain spirit & authentically infused with natural Blackcurrants, Wild Blueberries, Cranberries & Chilli Peppers.

RubyBlue Premium Vodka. Ireland’s First Potato Distilled Vodka, Smooth ultra Pure Vodka with subtle notes of vanilla and crisp apple. Buttery & well-rounded with just a little earthiness. Perfect for those that like to enjoy Vodka Neat but also an excellent base for cocktails.

Cask-Aged RubyBlue Premium Vodka.  Beautifully mellowed, delicately flavoured and coloured by resting in Irish Whiskey Casks before being blended with Antrim Hills artisanal water. Intriguing to Vodka and Whiskey Drinkers alike.

Honoured with many International Awards including Global Vodka Master Gold, New York World Wine & Spirits Silver & International Liqueur Master.

Our Spirits

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RubyBlue Potato Vodka

RubyBlue is Ireland’s First Potato Distilled Vodka!

It’s ultra smooth with subtle notes of vanilla and crisp apple. Buttery and well-rounded it is perfect for those that like to enjoy Vodka neat or an excellent base for Cocktails and Martini’s.

#RubyBlueThyme is our perfect serve with quality lemonade on ice, garnished with a slice of apple and a sprig of fresh thyme. Bottled at 40% abv.

Award winning blueberry liqueur with blueberry garnish | RubyBlue Liqueur

RubyBlue Wild Blueberry

We authentically infuse whole wild blueberries with our special blend of Irish spirit distilled from barley for a delicately sweet but fresh flavour. It’s Stunning to see the berries dance in the bottle but only when you taste do you truly appreciate why we carefully hand fill the whole blueberries into the bottle and wait patiently with anticipation as it slowly matures into a beautiful liqueur.

At 17% abv. you can enjoy with ice but visit our Cocktails Page for suggestions such as add to sparkling wine for a Blueberry Bellini or a enjoy the berries on Ice cream.

Award winning chilli liqueur with red chillis | RubyBlue Liqueur

RubyBlue Chilli Pepper

This Fiery Chilli Infusion will enliven the senses with warming spice and seductive sweetness. By authentically infusing whole Chilli peppers with our special blend of Irish spirit distilled from barley we achieve a delicately sweet but fresh, Vibrant and Spicy flavour. The Chilli’s look stunning in the bottle and when you taste you truly appreciate why we carefully hand fill the whole Chilli peppers into the bottle and wait patiently with anticipation as it slowly matures into a beautifully Spiced liqueur.

Enjoy in a Bloody Mary but visit our Cocktails Page for suggestions such as add a spicy heat to cocktails, hot chocolate or over ice-cream. 17% abv.

Award winning blackcurrant liqueur with blackcurrant garnish | RubyBlue Liqueur

RubyBlue Blackcurrant

We authentically infuse whole Blackcurrants with our special blend of Irish spirit distilled from barley for a delicately sweet but fresh flavour. It’s Stunning to see the berries dance in the bottle but only when you taste do you truly appreciate why we carefully hand fill the whole blackcurrants into the bottle and wait patiently with anticipation as it slowly matures into a beautiful Irish Cassis.

At 17% abv. you can enjoy with crushed ice but visit our Cocktails Page for suggestions such as add to Champagne for a Kir Royal or with Gin & fresh lemon for a Bramble.

Award winning cranberry liqueur with cranberry garnish | RubyBlue Liqueur

RubyBlue Cranberry

We authentically infuse whole Cranberries with our special blend of Irish spirit distilled from barley for a delicately sweet but fresh flavour. It’s Stunning to see the berries dance in the bottle but only when you taste do you truly appreciate why we carefully hand fill the whole Cranberries into the bottle and wait patiently with anticipation as it slowly matures into a beautiful liqueur.

With a pleasant balance of tart and sweet you can enjoy with ice but visit our Cocktails Page for suggestions such as add to sparkling wine for a Cranberry Bellini. 17% abv.

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RubyBlue Whiskey Cask-Aged Vodka

Its all about innovation and flavour at Hughes Craft Distillery and just when you thought our Premium Vodka couldn’t get any better… We produced a modest number of only 700 bottles of ‘RubyBlue Casked-aged Vodka’ In 2015
Four months in Irish Whiskey Barrels crafting an Indulgent unforgettable Vodka with spicy vanilla aromas & delicate Whiskey notes. Incredibly smooth and mellow enough to enjoy neat but fantastic in a Vodka Martini. Bottled at 40% abv and naturally golden in colour as a result of the barrels bourbon history.
Every bottle signed and numbered by hand, cork sealed with ribbon, and hot wax dipped for the perfect seal of quality.
Now available as a standard line but with Limited availability.

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RubyBlue Featured Bartender

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Each month we feature a Bartender that has shown creativity & dedication to independent spirits. RubyBlue Featured Bartender for June 2016  Richard Grimsey from Fluid-Voodoo cocktails and flair. These days you’ll find Richard behind the bar…

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E|I|P|I|C Bartender creates St Patrick’s Day Cocktail with RubyBlue Vodka!

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RubyBlue Potato Vodka St Patrick’s Day Cocktail ‘Bite of the Apple’ courtesy of Jonathan Magennis E|I|P|I|C Bar & Restaurant at Deanes Restaurant Belfast 50ml RubyBlue Potato Vodka 10ml Elderflower Liqueur…

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