FAQ

Common questions about Zirkova

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  • What made you create two types of vodkas?

    We believe that not all vodka drinkers are the same, so why should we treat them that way. By creating two types of vodka with the same distillation process and simply finishing them in a way that would either best be enjoyed neat or by enhancing whatever it’s mixed with, we are able to finally specialize the way that vodka should be consumed. Vodka is historically massively misunderstood, it’s suggested that vodka should have no taste and should create a rushing burning feeling – making you very aware of where your esophagus is. In fact, vodka should have a taste and should give you the same enjoyable warmth that is delivered by premium scotch and whisky spirits.

  • Who will like Zirkova Vodka?

    There is no limit to who will like Zirkova. By creating two types of vodkas, we’ve made vodka for everyone. In fact, we’ve heard from Scotch and Whisky drinkers that Zirkova One is the only Vodka that they’ve ever enjoyed neat due to its complex flavours and tantalizing finish. It’s also been affirmed that Zirkova Together makes the perfect addition to any cocktail; it’s so good at enhancing the flavours of whatever it’s mixed with, one can hardly even tell that it’s there.

  • Do you really believe Zirkova is the best vodka in the world?

    Well, we try to be humble but, yes, we do. Zirkova Vodkas, One and Together were 17 years in the making. We were committed to finding the right formulas and making sure that we created a product that stood out against the rest.  Don’t just trust us though; we’ve got the hardware to prove it. Zirkova was awarded a Platinum award in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Gold Medal in the 2017 New York Ultimate Spirits Competition and Platinum in the 2017 SIP Ultimate Spirits Awards.

  • You’re Canadian based and founded, why Ukraine?

    We went right back to the source of where vodka was originally created. Vodka literally means “little water” since 60% of vodka is water. Although, some vodka makers use tap water that has been knocked down and re-mineralized to simulate artesian waters or exotic water sources like glaciers – dead water sources, Ukraine fosters a water source unlike any other. The best vodka water comes from the ground and is called artesian water. And Ukraine has just that, plentiful amounts of pure artesian water. Besides, vodka didn’t come to Canada until the 1950s although it has been consumed in Eastern Europe for hundreds of year. Vodka is legendary in Ukraine; the craft of making vodka has been passed down from generation to generation. This tradition is something we value, respect and intend to uphold.

  • Why are they the same price point? Isn’t one more Premium than the other?

    We live in the school of thought that just because our vodka is Ultra Premium and has superior attributes, doesn’t mean that our consumer should unnecessarily pay for that. Part of Zirkova’s mission statement is about empowering everyone who “Budmo” or “just be”. We are committed to empowering everyone to do just that. To just be themselves. By committing ourselves to this cause, we have committed to having a ultra premium product that is accessible and affordable to all.

  • Is your Vodka Gluten Free?

    That’s a tricky question. We haven’t had it certified Gluten Free as there is a controversy surrounding alcohol and gluten. Although our spirit is made from rye and wheat, we believe that gluten cannot survive the distillation process. In fact, the National Institutes of Health states that distilled alcoholic beverages are safe to drink, even if they’re made from gluten sources. We have many faithful consumers including staff members that have intolerances that drink Zirkova. However, we are not in the business of telling you that you should or shouldn’t drink Zirkova if you have a gluten allergy and cannot determine how your body will react.

  • Is Vodka Low Calorie? Low carb? Low fat?

    Vodka is low calorie at about 64 calories per ounce. Vodka is carb, sugar and fat free. It is suitable for a Ketogenic diet.

  • Is Zirkova only available at this LCBO? Is Zirkova only available at this location?

    Zirkova is available at most LCBO stores in Ontario and some bars and restaurants. If you’re not sure what LCBO locations stock Zirkova, visit the lcbo.com and type in Zirkova, by using your current location, you can see real time inventory. You can also find the LCBO information and other Zirkova location inquires by visiting zirkova.com.

  • Where does the name One+Together come from?

    Zirkova Vodka – Zirkova One and Zirkova Together comes from two places. Zirkova One – meaning singular to be consumed by itself. Zirkova Together – meaning best enjoyed along side an accompanying flavour. However, the true manifest of its name comes from the way our corporate mission and the fundamental beliefs from which Zirkova was built from.

    Our mission statement:

    Zirkova One+Together believes that every one of us is a unique and vital part of this beautiful tapestry that we call humanity. In Ukraine, there is a traditional toast, “Budmo” – or “just be” – that acknowledges the greatness in each of us. We are committed to empowering everyone to do just that. To just be you. To appreciate and celebrate each other. And to unite through uplifting moments of optimism and possibility.  Yes, we are a vodka company and if you like vodka, we hope it is ours that you toast with. But if you don’t drink, or even if you drink other vodkas, we still hope you join our commitment to One+Together. We celebrate you. We celebrate all of us. We are One+Together.

    Our mission extends to the communities in which we live and work.  Zirkova Vodka supports local Canadian charities and social causes and has contributed over $300,000 to date.

    It’s also proudly reflected in our tagline. Be Yourself. Mix Well With Others.

  • What’s the relationship between Slava and Zirkova?

    You may have heart of Slava in the past, or even have consumed Slava and wondered what ever happened to the brand? Don’t worry. It’s still alive and well, just under a new name, Zirkova One. So if you’re asked about Slava or if you’ve missed it yourself, you can now enjoy it under it’s new name Zirkova One.