Wheyward Spirit Awarded Double Gold Medal in
New York Wine & Spirits Competition
Farm to Flask Whey-Based Spirit Among Top Winners in NYWSC
Portland, OR., September 22, 2021- Wheyward Spirit, the first of its kind of a distilled specialty spirit bringing sustainably sourced, upcycled whey from domestic diaries into the alcohol industry, announced that it was awarded a double gold medal in the New York Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC).
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 one of the most respected judging events in the eastern United States. Judges of this competition include renowned writers and well-known New York City mixologists to esteemed beverage buyers, including Anthony Dias Blue, John Oliver, and Aimée Lasseigne New. A Double Gold medal is awarded to very few entries every year, as it is only awarded to products that were rated with a Gold medal by all members of the judging panel.
“I am thrilled and honored that Wheyward Spirit has been awarded Double Gold in the New York Wine & Spirits Competition,” said Founder and CEO Emily Darchuk. “With this award, I am excited to push our mission forward of doing things differently for the right reasons by sharing a spirit where you can clearly taste a difference and make a difference.”
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: www.wheywardspirit.com. Instagram: @wheywardspirit Facebook: @Thewheywardspirit