Katherine Vellinga

Katherine Vellinga

Katherine Vellinga

Founder | Zirkova Voda

The idea for Zirkova Vodka came from Katherine Vellinga’s deep desire to pay tribute to both her Ukrainian roots and the home she feels lucky to have grown up in — Canada. When Vellinga went to Ukraine in her late 20s to work and discover her parents’ homeland, she wound up living in the heart of vodka country, where she learned all about its origins and traditions. After returning to Canada, she came up with the unique concept for Zirkova: a Ukrainian-Canadian vodka that represents a bridge between two worlds.