Wheyward Spirit’s 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 those who care a voice and influence both the dairy and spirit industry to work together to be more sustainable gave her the inspiration to launch Wheyward Spirit. Emily perfected our signature spirit through years of trials, carefully crafting the recipe while she mastered the distillation process hands on. Emily joins Justin to discuss this spirited brand!