People often say you can’t please everyone. Those that say that have obviously never heard of Zirkova Vodka, the world’s first vodka to bridge the gap between old world traditions and contemporary Canadian cocktail culture. Which manages to make everyone happy.
The secret to Zirkova’s success? It’s actually not one, but two separate ultra-premium vodkas, custom-designed to suit different vodka traditions — “Zirkova One,” for straight sipping, and “Zirkova Together,” a world-class base for craft cocktails.
The story of Zirkova goes back to Ukraine, the birthplace of vodka and a region that is still the source of the highest-quality, authentic expressions made the traditional way, with hardy northern grain and the purest spring water. There, Ukrainians prefer their spirit neat, enjoying it with food, music, good company and plenty of laughter, a tradition the founders of Zirkova, John and Katherine Vellinga, wanted to bring to Canada. To realize that dream they worked with an artisan distiller in Ukraine to make “Zirkova One,” an amazingly smooth sipping vodka whose subtle notes pair perfectly with charcuterie, cheese boards and, of course, caviar.
“Zirkova Together” is a slight departure from a traditional vodka. Although both spirits are made with the “heart” of the distillate and later refined with a classical slow-filtration method that gently removes impurities, “Together” has been tweaked ever so slightly to be the ultimate team player in a cocktail. As if by magic, “Together” can actually make any mix taste better, meaning that it’s the perfect starting point for world-class cocktails.
Not just a crowd-pleaser: Between the two, Zirkova’s the only vodka you’ll ever need.