Your favorite drink may include a splash of club soda, an ounce of liqueur or a cocktail umbrella. But what about a shot of dairy? In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we raise a glass and speak with two executives innovating popular spirits and cocktails.

First up is Emily Darchuk, founder and CEO of Wheyward Spirit. A food scientist by background, she pioneered a way to convert whey into alcohol. What’s the process of moving dairy from farm to flask? And what goes well with whey-based spirits? Darchuk discusses those topics and more.

It’s said you should never mix milk with acid or alcohol. But Galloway Company does both. CEO Tim Galloway discusses the process of creating dairy bases for delicious alcoholic drinks. He also reveals the best creamy cocktails.

The episode is sponsored by Federal.

"Federal Level Filling is constantly innovating in the beverage filling industry. From evolving sanitizing technologies to Extended Shelf Life (ESL) applications, Federal is a great choice for your bottling equipment. Learn more about Federal at"

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Witty, fast-moving and stacked with dynamic guests, The Dairy Download offers sharp insights in a neat, 30-minute package. Ever.Ag’s Phil Plourd and Kathleen Wolfley host each episode, leading listeners through a rundown of action in the CME markets and things to watch, while going in depth with guests on consumer, market and policy trends shaping dairy.

Wonks, nerds, data hounds and tech evangelists are welcome. Listeners get the perspectives of various industry experts who can unpack challenging issues in fun and interesting ways.

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