Under the Microscope: WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast

Tennessee Whiskey Yeast is one of our most popular strains for use in American whiskeys and bourbons. It is a low but distinctive ester producing yeast that finishes clean and dry and works very well to create the rich, bold flavors that one associates with the aforementioned spirits. It is a highly alcohol tolerant strain that ferments wonderfully at higher temperatures. In addition to whiskeys, this strain can be used with great success in the fermentation of high-gravity beers. So if you're planning a big barleywine or RIS, WLP050 is a great option!

Attenuation: 75-80%

Flocculation: Medium

Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 75-79%

Alcohol Tolerance: High


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Is this appropriate for refermentation? We plan on secondary, bottle conditioning, and barrel aging.