WHISKY SPIRIT yeast is a specialist active dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain which confers an optimum, highly refined congener profile for whisky spirit. This strain is suitable for production of both malt and grain whiskies and is used extensively within the Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey distilling industry.
With good ethanol tolerance up to 15% ABV, this strain confers an optimum congener profile to the distilled spirit, resulting in whisky with exceptionally well refined organoleptic qualities. Highly viable and robust, this distilling yeast strain is quick to start and displays good fermentation kinetics with rapid and reliable fermentation.
The flavor profile of distilled spirit is well-balanced, smooth, and elegant, with moderately high fruity esters, feisty and soapy notes, and relatively low peat notes. Compared to some distilling strains, minimal ageing is required to produce a well-refined whisky spirit.
Intended to ferment 50-100 liters any sugar substrate up to 15% ABV, but best results are achieved using wheat or malted barley grains or alternatively a combination of the two.