Hughes Craft Distillery|RubyBlue Spirits

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Hughes Craft Distillery | RubyBlue Spirits Established in 2010 by husband and wife team Stuart and Barbara Hughes
The First Craft Spirits Producer in Northern Ireland.

Carefully selecting wild berries, and botanicals from the beautiful countryside we move in harmony with changing seasons, locking the purity of nature into our unique infusions and exceptionally Smooth Vodkas.

Our Spirits embody premium quality traditionally crafted to create a flavour experience
Unearthed by RubyBlue

Growing business locally and internationally

RubyBlue Premium Vodka Ireland’s First Potato Distilled Vodka
Ultra–Smooth Vodka with an appealing nose, subtle notes of vanilla, and crisp apple. It’s creamy, well–rounded with a heartening earthiness and a long clean finish.
Global Vodka Master Gold 2015 & NY World Wine & Spirits Silver 2015

Signature Serve: On Ice with Lemonade garnished with Apple & Thyme

RubyBlue Cask Aged Vodka Our Small Batch Award Winning Potato Vodka is rested in Irish Whiskey Casks for 4 Months Crafting an Indulgent Unforgettable Vodka with Spicy Vanilla Aromas & Delicate Whiskey Notes… Incredibly smooth and mellow.

Signature Serve: Enjoy neat or in a Vodka Martini

RubyBlue Fruit Liqueurs Blackcurrant (Irish Cassis) Wild Blueberry, Cranberry & Chilli Pepper
They taste like fruit, because they’re made with real fruit! Handcrafted in small batches from quintuple distilled Irish grain spirit and authentically infused with only natural fruit, they deliver true flavour.
Honoured with many International Awards including International Liqueur Master and great Taste awards.

Signature Serve: Enjoy on Ice or add to Prosecco or Champagne to create a Berry Bellini

Sainsburys NI
5 Star Resort Hotels & Michelin Star Restaurants
Dublin, Belfast and International
The Landmark Celtic whiskey shop Dublin
The vineyard Belfast
Travel Retail
Dublin Airport Duty Free
Belfast International Airport
Shannon Airport
Export: Russia, Finland, Luxembourg, Australia, Lebanon.

RubyBlue is available throughout Ireland and UK Style Bars
Independent Off-Licenses
Specialist Food & Drink Retailers
On-line Liquor Stores
Premium Supermarkets

We are interested in growing business locally and finding new International Import and distribution partners.



Awards held

  • 2019 World Liqueur Awards: World's Best Spice Liqueur award for RubyBlue Chilli Pepper Liqueur
  • Global Vodka Master - Gold
  • New York World Wine & Spirits - Silver
  • Spirits Business International Liqueur Masters - Master
  • Spirits Business International Liqueur Masters - Gold x 4
  • Spirits Business International Liqueur Masters - Silver x 3
  • Double Gold Great Taste Award 2011, 2013, 2014
  • USA 'Tasting Panel Magazine' WSWA Double Gold and Silver
  • McKenna Guides Best in Ireland

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