Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. produces a variety of 100% Pure Liquid YeastTM cultures for production of distilled beverages. The strains recommended for use in distilled spirits have been selected for their combination of high attenuation rate, low ester production, and development of other congeners that are beneficial to your distilled spirits. Since very high degrees of attenuation are desired without associated esters commonly created by stressed yeast, greater levels of nutrients essential to proper yeast cell growth and metabolism are needed than for producing other fermented beverages. Additional Wyeast Vintner’s Choice Nutrient Blend is recommended.
Award-winning home and professional distillers have discovered the “100% Pure Liquid Yeast DifferenceTM” in the flavor, aroma and overall quality of their beverages.
The Brewer/Winemaker Microbiologists at Wyeast recommend the following strains for distilled spirits (and others are being tested for future release- please inquire):
4347 Eau de Vie / 4466 Distillers M Strain / 4021 Pasteur Champagne
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