Corn whiskey active dry yeast, DistilaMax® GW is an active dry yeast for use fermentations that focus on grains like wheat, maize, or rye using a selected strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Corn whiskey yeast produces a highly acceptable flavor profile for grain whisky manufactures.

  • Alcohol Tolerance: 15% ABV
  • Optimal pH Range:  3.5-6.0
  • Optimal Temp.: 68-91.4F (20-33C)

Directions for use:

To restore this corn whiskey yeast dried yeast to its fully active state, the yeast needs to be rehydrated adding the yeast to 10 times its mass of water. Stir for 5 minutes then let sit for 15 minutes before adding the yeast to the fermenter. allowing yeast to sit at 96.8F (36C ) for longer then the 15 minutes rehydration period  can negatively effect alcohol yields.

The recommended pitching rate is 1.5 grams of yeast per 1 gallon of wash/mash.


DistilaMax® MW should be stored in a cool, dry area for maximum stability and adequate shelf life. When stored under these conditions, the product is
stable for 36 months from the date of manufacture.

Please note that this is dry yeast only and will need a yeast nutrient. Suggested yeast nutrient is DistilaVite HY