LIKE VODKA BUT BETTER
At Holyrood we created Charmed Circle, to give heritage barleys a new lease of life. As whisky distillers we use barley everyday and wondered if we could create a spirit that utilises barley in a totally new way.
When we make whisky, we create a New Make Spirit which is what is we put into barrels for ageing.
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.
MADE WITH HERITAGE BARLEY
Chevalier Heritage Barley
Golden Promise Heritage Barley
Strong Waters & The Charmed Circle
Charmed Circle Strong Waters: Chevalier
Charmed Circle Strong Waters: Golden Promise
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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.