I was recently gifted this beautiful box with two vodka bottles one that they say to mix with one to serve as more of a sipping vodka. It is a beautiful gift especially for an engaged couple or newly married – it is a bit symbolic like you are each one person but then you are together —- I think it is a beautiful gift. The bottles look amazing on a bar cart too and the taste is really clean. See below all the beautiful details that go into Zirkova.
Zirkova One+Together is meticulously handcrafted in two expressions – Zirkova One (to be sipped straight, neat, on the rocks or in a martini) & Zirkova Together (which marries the flavors with which it’s mixed for cocktails), and is produced by merging centuries old techniques with modern day technology, using quadruple distillation, the purest artesan spring water, and the finest center-cut Ukrainian wheat and rye spirits. And yet, Zirkova One+Together the premium grain vodka with a quality and characteristic that is distinctive and all its own.
Zirkova has created the only ultra premium vodkas specially crafted for your drinking preference: Straight or Mixed.
Crafted to be enjoyed Straight
Zirkova One is masterfully blended to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a classic vodka martini. Unlike highly acidic standard vodkas, Zirkova One’s unique recipe and proprietary treatment impart delicate, yet distinct and complex flavors, with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a tantalizing, long finish. Zirkova One is the ultimate sipping vodka. It is perfect for savoring.
Zirkova One, the ultimate sipping vodka
Crystal clear, extremely refined, satiny mouth texture that lingers.
Enticing notes of loamy raw almond, vanilla twig, chopped straw with hints of grain.
Hits a clean, sweet spot on the palate with a highlight of delicate, freshly mown hay and earth after rain.
Desirable, lingering icy clarity with a lacy element of delicacy.
Handcrafted in small batches, Zirkova Together is a singular blend created for mixing into drinks and cocktails. Zirkova Together’s proprietary recipe elevates the flavors with which it’s combined to create superbly balanced cocktails. Quadruple distillation and the finest artesian spring water from the Zolotonosha source gives Zirkova its signature character: a mysterious finesse that enhances flavors rather than competing with them. While most vodkas give a sharp, sour edge to the beverages with which they are mixed, Zirkova Together’s delightfully aromatic spirits and perfectly mineralized water interact with the mix, making the cocktail ingredients fuse and blossom. Zirkova earned a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a 93 in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge.
Zirkova Together, the ideal vodka to elevate your mixed drinks and cocktails.
Extremely clear and pleasantly viscous; medium bodied and silky, supple and smooth with no rough edges.
Delicate, clean, light, pure scents of anise and sweet cream with subtle spices and a hint of grain.
No burn. Welcome cool and cooling. Soft, round and plump with no bite. Vegetal nuance of green pepper, cucumber and citrus. Hints of vanilla twig and raw almond.
– Attractively clean…an integration of grain spirit with no bite or aftertaste.
This one to be used to mix :
Zirkova builds on centuries of honed vodka craftsmanship, adhering to the traditions and recipes for excellence set forth in Ukraine by our vodka-making forefathers, creating vodkas with character, nuanced flavour and extraordinary smoothness.
Zirkova partnered with one of the world’s foremost vodka masters, who holds a PhD in the art and science of vodka making, to create the two unique blends that are Zirkova One and Zirkova Together. Our vodkas begin with wheat and rye grown in the rich black earth of Ukraine. Often referred to as “the breadbasket of Europe”, Ukraine has the most fertile and lush agricultural land on earth ” a full 1/3 of the world’s black-earth soil, which contains large amounts of humus” the rich organic component of soil, full of calcium, phosphorus, lime and other natural fertilizers. This fecund land yields hearty wheat that adds subtle notes of anise seed, pepper and lemon zest, and rye that imparts a delicate nutty sweetness to our vodkas.
Zirkova One + Zirkova Together are distilled four times from the finest Ukrainian grain spirits to create an ideal balance of smoothness and character. Our vodka master, who has a PhD in vodka blending, selects only the center-cut spirits or “Tsar’s Cut” eliminating the lighter spirits which cause the medicinal smell found in most vodkas and removing the heavier spirits, which cause burn on the palate. It is a true mixture of art and science, as the spirits must also be perfectly matched to the unique characteristics of the water, with which they will be blended.
Since vodka is approximately 60% water, sourcing the finest water is essential to crafting superior vodka. The Tsar’s own vodka specialists built this facility in 1896 to access the perfect water for making vodka. After distillation, our ultra premium spirits are blended with this extraordinary artesian water from Zolotonosha & a live flowing, underground water source of extreme purity and perfect mineralization. Though local folklore holds that the water even has healing powers, it’s actually the unique mineral balance of Zolotonosha water that contributes to the harmonizing flavors of the most superior vodka. Many vodka brands make claims about their water source, while most use purified municipal water that has been re-mineralized. Zirkova employs a proprietary and patented gentle 5-step purification process to remove biological matter while maintaining the water’s taste and mineralization.
Zirkova honors filtration with the respect that it deserves & it is one of the most critical processes to making the finest of vodkas. Zirkova vodkas are slow-filtered through massive columns, containing 300 kilograms of birch charcoal and gravity-fed through quartz sand. It is not about simply removing impurities, it is a classical method, a controlled reaction between water, spirits, and charcoal. While most vodka makers mechanically filter their liquid through charcoal dust in small filters, this quick and cheap method strips the vodka of its inherent taste and character. Zirkova’s slower, more rarely used method purifies the vodka while leaving the subtle flavors of its quality ingredients intact.
They also have a COCKTAIL WITH A CAUSE program and one of the venues that participates is my local HOUSE OF YES – http://zirkovavodka.com/vodka_experience/cocktails_for_a_cause