CHARMED CIRCLE STRONG WATERS GOLDEN PROMISE
A new take on vodka inspired by Edinburgh’s brewing past, we create Charmed Circle with heritage barley varieties; Chevalier and Golden Promise, showcasing each of their unique characteristics.
To create Charmed Circle we create a New Make Spirit using special heritage barleys, however instead of placing this spirit into barrels for ageing, we blend it with neutral grain spirit and water. This process intensifies the barley’s natural flavours and unveils their unique characters. The resulting spirit is reminiscent of vodka, but with sweet creamy flavours of malted barley. We call it Strong Waters.
Iconic Golden Promise, a barley famed for its rich flavour, became the darling of Scotch whisky distillers during the malt whisky producing heyday of the Sixties. However, the varietal fell out of favour as it could not compete with the higher spirit producing East German barleys that replaced it. As a new make, Golden Promise presents a sparkling minerality. Blended with wheat spirit it becomes highly aromatic with elegant notes of citrus and pepper.