Wheyward Spirit Awarded Gold Medal in 
New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 
Farm to Flask Whey-Based Spirit Among Gold Medal Winners at NYWWSC

Portland, OR., September 7, 2022-  Wheyward Spirit announced that it was awarded a gold medal in the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWWSC). As the first of its kind of distilled specialty spirit, Wheyward Spirit is bringing sustainably sourced, upcycled whey from domestic diaries into the alcohol industry.

Wheyward Spirit is a clear, distilled specialty spirit (80 proof), developed to be sipped straight or used in place of standard base spirit for a bespoke twist to classic cocktails, that is versatile and sippable. Founder and CEO Emily Darchuk spent over a year in development as she wanted to maintain the natural characteristics of whey throughout the distillation process. The flavor profile is delicate yet complex and has oaky hints of vanilla cream and warm spice notes, rounded with a subtle pear aroma, followed by a velvety smooth finish. The spirit has no additives or flavorings and is gluten, grain, and lactose-free.

New York World Wine & Spirits Competition is recognized as a top judging event in the world, with respected judges knowledgeable about the quality and trends of the spirits industry.

A Gold medal is awarded to exceptional spirits that are near the pinnacle of achievement and set the standard for their categories.

About Wheyward Spirit: 
Wheyward Spirit comes from an authentic pride in being a premium whey-based spirit and from our “Wheyward” mentality to buck the status quo and do things differently for the right reasons, from our flavorful and versatile offering to our sustainable farm-to-flask production. We invite people to take time to savor our flavor and appreciate the journey and positive impact that both serves the greater good and guarantees a good time. Wheyward Spirit is now available for delivery to 39 states through the organization’s website and regional liquor retailers. For additional information and recipes, you can visit their website: Instagram: @wheywardspirit Facebook: @Thewheywardspirit

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