Yeast Bank

1-100%
1-100°F (-17-38°C)
Bourbon Whiskey Strains

Core Strains are composed of 86 beer, wine and distilling yeast strains including wild yeast and bacteria as well as WLP600 Kombucha SCOBY. These strains are grown year-round with a shipping lead time of 1 to 17 days. The Core Strains are available to professionals, retailers and homebrewers, with both PurePitch® and Customer Pour packaging for professionals. Homebrew-sized options are packaged in PurePitch® and vial packaging.

White Labs Vault Strains are a collection of specialty strains curated during the more than 22 years White Labs has been in business. The availability for specialty strains from The Vault depends on whether the customer is a homebrewer, professional or retailer. Homebrewers may place a pre-order on select strains by visiting whitelabs.com/thevault or purchase yeast directly from a retailer that carries The Vault Seasonal Releases. All strains from The Vault are available to professionals with longer lead times and minimum order requirements.

WLP001 California Ale Yeast®

Ale
Distilling
Wine, Mead and Cider

Our best-selling yeast is famous for its clean flavors, balance, and ability to be used in almost any style of ale. It is extremely versatile and...
Attenuation
73% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
68°F - 73°F

WLP028 Edinburgh Scottish Ale Yeast

Ale
Wine, Mead and Cider
Distilling

Scotland is famous for its malty, strong ales. This yeast can reproduce complex, flavorful Scottish style ales. This yeast can be an everyday...
Attenuation
70% - 75%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
65°F - 70°F

WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast

Distilling

Suitable or American-style whiskeys and bourbons, this strain is famous for creating rich, smooth flavors. A clean and dry-fermenting yeast that...
Attenuation
75% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
75°F - 79°F

WLP065 American Whiskey Yeast

Distilling

A yeast strain that produces a low ester profile and moderate fusel oils. It is temperature and alcohol tolerant and suitable for American-style...
Attenuation
76% - 82%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
75°F - 82°F

WLP070 Kentucky Bourbon Yeast

Distilling

From a traditional distillery in the heart of Bourbon Country, this strain produces a malty caramel character with a balanced ester profile....
Attenuation
75% - 80%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
72°F - 77°F

WLP078 Neutral Grain Yeast

Distilling

Marked by a clean, fast fermentation, this strain is ideal for any neutral grain spirit. Alcohol and temperature tolerant.
Attenuation
77% - 84%
Flocculation
Medium
Alcohol Tolerance
High (10 - 15%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
76°F - 85°F

WLDEC1118 Lallemand EC1118 Dried

Specialty strain from The Vault
Distilling
Wine, Mead and Cider

EC-1118 is an active dried yeast for use in whiskey and bourbons. It has been isolated in Champagne and its use was validated by the Comité...
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLDK1 Lallemand K1 Dried (Distillers Yeast)

Specialty strain from The Vault
Distilling

Lalvin V1116 (K1) is an active dried yeast for use in rum, brandy and fruit brandies. Isolated in 1972 by Pierre Barre of the INRA Montpellier. K1...
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLDSS20KG Superstart Dried Distill (Distillers Yeast)

Specialty strain from The Vault
Distilling

Active dry yeast for use in fuel ethanol and beverage fermentations. Adequate for neutral spirits but primarily designed for biofuel. It contains a...
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLDSS500GR Superstart Dried Distill (Distillers Yeast)

Specialty strain from The Vault
Distilling

Active dry yeast for use in fuel ethanol and beverage fermentations. Adequate for neutral spirits but primarily designed for biofuel. It contains a...
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F

WLDWHISKEYAG-1KG Whiskey Turbo AG-1kg (Distillers Yeast)

Specialty strain from The Vault
Distilling

Pure culture whiskey strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae used widely in commercial whiskey, with robust and authentic aromatics even in high-alcohol...
Attenuation
0% - 0%
Flocculation
Alcohol Tolerance
N/A
Optimum Fermentation Temperature
0°F - 0°F