Welcome to Moira!

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We’ve Moved! 

Since starting up in our Kitchen in Dromore back in 2010 there has been a few changes for us. we’ve spent a few years in Lisburn enterprise centre and although this gave us room to grow – we had a desire to find premises more fitting for RubyBlue. Made by hand in small batches with all natural ingredients we searched for old Irish barns for almost two years. Then we finally we found the most amazing premises in Moira Co Down. An old 200 year old Coach House, an amazing stone built building with the added bonus an attached Pub!

Having made great friends with fellow artisan producers in Northern Ireland we new we could get easy access to excellent food and drinks, grown and produced on our door step. And so we decided this was THE place to settle and take our family business to the next level.

We have invested heavily in this beautiful old building that was in need of some TLC. We have recruited the very best of chefs, front of house, and distillery staff to make this a truly special place to visit.

Watch us at work producing RubyBlue or get an apron on and help out…

 

Whether it’s ‘Date Night’, ‘Family Time’ or a ‘Get Together’ – come and enjoy the best of seasonal- Local delights at Our StillHouse GastroPub

Book into one of Cocktail Masterclasses and learn how to make the best cocktails at home.

 

We have the Best Beer Garden in Northern Ireland, a tranquil walled garden to chill out, drink beer or cocktails! We are dog friendly and even welcome your four legged friend to join you for #Pawsecco

Reserve one of our 2 litre stills and make your very own delicious creations in Spirit School.

Due to a customer request for a wedding reservation, we can now host weddings up to 60 people on site in our 3 approved wedding ceremony areas.

We have many more exciting things progressing and we look forward to welcoming you to our StillHouse.

Stuart & Barbara 

 

Giddy Up and Go… RubyBlue Vodka & Bellini Bar

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We needed something that would stand out in the crowd to showcase our range of Vodkas and Liqueurs at festivals and exhibitions. Having searched for a unique promotional vehicle for more than a year, Stuart spotted some interesting trailers being used at Borough market in London and decided we would convert a Vintage Horse box into our new promotional trailer.

We set out in search of an old Rice horsebox as it had the traditional look of wood which we preferred over the modern more readily available metal boxes. Our first purchase had to be scrapped as it simply wasn’t up for the job but eventually in September we found a beautiful specimen from around 1940.

We consulted with several tradesmen & coachbuilders before we found the right team for such a unique job. Six months later in February we were proud to launch our RubyBlue Vodka & Bellini bar in Dublin at the Alltech Brews & Food festival.

Tastefully reconstructed, strengthened and fitted out with reclaimed wood, handmade brass latches,  Edison lights and a miniature Belfast sink our RubyBlue Vodka & Bellini bar boasts vintage charm and is everything we set out to achieve for our promotional vehicle.

As well as festivals and exhibitions we have been asked to provide drinks receptions at corporate events and celebrations. So watch out for us around Ireland.
If you’re  interested in having RubyBlue at your event drop us a note
 RubyBlue Vodka & Bellini bar enquiries

RubyBlue Featured Bartender

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We love to feature Bartenders that have shown creativity & dedication to independent spirits.

RubyBlue Featured Bartender June 2016

Richard Grimsey from Fluid-Voodoo cocktails and flair. You’ll find Richard behind the bar in restaurants and cocktail joints around Derry City but he’s played an important part in many cocktail lists across Northern Ireland.

Richard Grimsey
Derry Based Richard has been supporting RubyBlue Spirits from 2010 and has shown us some incredibly creative Cocktails over the years.

One of our favourite Cocktails pictured below was made with Fresh Watermelon, RubyBlue Potato vodka, white Zinfandel, lime, sugar and fresh thyme.

A beautiful Vodka Cocktail to enjoy at anytime of the day but especially nice while enjoying the Sunshine.

Richard Grimsey Vodka watermelon Lime

 

You can follow Richard on Twitter and Facebook and if your privileged enough to dine in Browns Restaurant in the City of Derry be sure to try some of his creations from the Cocktail List – you’ll not be disappointed!
Submit your RubyBlue Serve or Cocktail with a photo and short bio to Hello@RubyBlueSpirits.com  

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
25ml Fresh Lime Juice
10ml Cane Syrup
50ml Pressed Apple Juice
Fresh Thyme
3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Shake all ingredients in a Cocktail Tin and Double Strain into a Pre-chilled Coupette glass, garnish with a sprig of thyme.