On Tuesday, Wheyward Spirit unveiled its first dark spirit: Wheyskey.
Wheyward Spirit is a female-owned company that makes sustainably distilled spirits from whey, the liquid left over after the curdling and straining of milk.
Wheyskey by Wheyward Spirit is a barrel-aged version of the original Wheyward Spirit.
“At Wheyward Spirit, our ethos is about breaking boundaries and bringing to market better tasting and more approachable spirits made responsibly and domestically,” Wheyward Spirit said in a news release. “We are so proud of the years of innovation work that went into the launch of Wheyskey and truly believe this spirit will be a game changer for both the liquor and dairy industry as well as consumers who are drinking more mindfully and are seeking more approachable and versatile options where they can actually taste a difference and make a difference.”
Bottled at 80 proof, Wheyskey is aged in oak barrels and contains no additives or flavoring. It is gluten-free, grain-free and lactose-free.
Wheyskey is available in 36 states via the Wheyward Spirit website and regional liquor retailers at a suggested retail price of $69.95 per 750-milliliter bottle.
Wheyward Spirit launched its flagship product, a clear spirit intended to be used in place of gin or vodka, in 2019.
The production of Wheyward Spirit makes use of some of the over 100 billion pounds of whey that goes to waste each year.
About Wheyward Spirit
Our founder and CEO, Emily Darchuk, forged her career as a food scientist in the natural food and dairy industry. While working with dairies she observed firsthand the problem of whey waste impacting small communities. What she saw made her motivated enough to do something about it. As a scientist Emily knew she could convert whey into alcohol. However, as a consumer who cares about flavor and the impact of her purchases, she wanted to make something unique for others, who like her, care about the origin of their food. The opportunity to give a voice to those who care and influence the dairy and spirit industries to work together towards sustainability gave her the inspiration to launch Wheyward Spirit. Emily perfected the signature spirit through years of trials, carefully crafting the recipe while she mastered the distillation process hands on and continues to drive our innovation today.
For more information visit https://www.wheywardspirit.com/