Most vodka is made from grain, but potatoes give it a smoother, creamier flavour. RubyBlue vodka is a multi-award-winner. Made at the Hughes Distillery in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, it has won Silver and Gold prizes at the New York World Wine and Spirits and the Global Vodka Masters awards.
Its creators, Stuart and Barbara Hughes, wanted to produce a drink that matches gin in sophistication and depth of flavour. It is ultra-smooth, with an appealing nose. It is buttery, well-rounded with a heartening earthiness and a long, clean finish. It is perfect neat but it also makes a great base for cocktails.
“We found that when people taste our potato vodka they tell us that it doesn’t have the harshness of other brands. When they drink it the way we suggest with a sprig of thyme, a slice of green apple and a dash of white lemonade, they’re converted” says Barbara Hughes.
Widely available across Northern Ireland and sold internationally in Russia, Australia and Finland, RubyBlue Potato Vodka is now being sold in most SuperValu stores across the Republic of Ireland for €37.
Their Cask Aged Premium Vodka is beautifully mellowed, delicately flavoured and coloured by resting in Irish Whiskey Casks before being blended with Antrim Hills artisanal water. It appeals to both whiskey and vodka drinkers.
Hughes Distillery also produces a range of award-winning fresh fruit liqueurs in Chilli Pepper, Wild Blueberry, Cranberry and Blackcurrant flavours. Made from carefully selected berries, fruits and botanicals from the countryside, they lock the purity of nature into their unique infusions and exceptionally smooth vodka. They can be enjoyed on their own with crushed ice, over ice-cream or with Prosecco. They retail at €19.99 in SuperValu.
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