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Hughes Craft Distillery

61 Main Street, Moira, County Down, BT67 0LQ

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
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About

Hughes Craft Distillery is a small batch distillery owned by husband & wife Stuart and Barbara Hughes. They set up their small batch business back in 2010 in their Dromore kitchen and were the first craft spirits producer in Northern Ireland – much ahead of the craft spirits movement we have in Ireland today.

The award-winning RubyBlue Spirits range is produced in the beautiful village of Moira, with adjoined Gastropub and Gin school.
Hughes Craft Distillery is best known for their award-winning RubyBlue berry liqueurs in Blackcurrant, Cranberry, Wild Blueberry and Chilli Pepper varieties. Launching RubyBlue Vodka – Ireland’s 1st Potato Vodka back in 2015 and collecting Gold at The Global Vodka Masters and Silver at The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition elevated the business in both home and export markets including Australia, UAE and Russia.

Gin School | Spirit Distilling Experience - Book into our Spirit School and we’ll teach you how to distil Gin or Vodka, and at the end of class you get to take home your very own creation! During the class we will take you through a range of spirits and botanicals to help you decide which ingredients to use in your own copper still. Depending on the season, ingredients can be foraged from our walled garden. You may also wish to bring herbs or berries from your own gardens or hedgerows. Terms and conditions apply- please see our website for more details.

RubyBlue Spirits Taste & Tour - Join us for an exclusive pre-booked Taste & Tour of Hughes Craft Distillery and our full range of Spirits.
The Taste & Tour lasts approximately 60 minutes, during the class we will talk you through our journey and show you how we make our award winning RubyBlue range of spirits. During the tour you will enjoy RubyBlue Signature Cocktails, nibbles and have a lot of fun.

Cocktail Masterclass - Classes last approximately 90 minutes and must be pre-booked. During the class our mixologist will take you through a range of spirits and cocktails using fresh local and seasonal ingredients with a focus on RubyBlue and StillHouse spirits produced at the distillery.
During the class you will make 3 cocktails, have a lot of fun and you will receive a £5 voucher that can be used in our Spirit Grocery or our onsite Gastro Pub - The StillHouse. Pre-booking is essential.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Dogs accepted by arrangement

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Opening Times

* Monday 11:30 - 23:00 (Food served until 20:00)
Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 - 23:00 (Food served until 21:00)
Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 01:30 (Food served until 21:30)
Sunday 12:00 - 23:00 (Food served until 20:00)

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