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Adult Beverage: Fermented Whey

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly. Milk takes many forms - skim, whole, two percent, soy, gin, vodka. Yeah, I'll say that again - gin and vodka. Liquor makers are turning to cow's milk to make spirits, specifically whey, the byproduct of cheese.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

No whey?

KELLY: (Laughter) Whey. Here is the proof. Whey is highly fermentable. Distillers call the trend grass to glass. But I think the real question is - how's it going to taste on my cereal? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.