DistilaMax® AG | Lallemand Craft Distilling Yeast


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Lallemand Craft Distilling DistilaMax® AG was selected in Mexico on Agave tequilana (blue agave) juice using Tequila production conditions.

DistilaMax AG has the ability to ferment fructose well and to work on a wide pH range. This results in good fermentation kinetics with low residual sugars and high yield.

Using DistilaMax AG in fermentations allows distillers to achieve spirits with complex, intense and well-balanced aromatic profiles with some floral and herb charaters, combined with sweetness and acidity in the taste, all typical traits of an exceptional Tequila.

DistilaMax AG displays good temperature tolerance (20°C-38°C). The short lag phase limits the development of contaminating organisms.

Product Features:

  • Temperature Range: 20°C – 38°C
  • Wide pH Range
  • Fructophilic
  • Very Robust


  • Agave Spirits
  • Tequila
  • Mezcales

Sensory Profile:

DistilaMax®AG has an excellent aromatic profile highlighting the quality of the raw material. On the nose, it is described as fruity with herb character, floral, complex, with notes of acidity enhancing the aromas. On the palate, the spirit is described as rich and well-balanced.


During the work of selection of DistilaMax®AG, the kinetic of fermentation and the final fructose level were two criteria of success.


  • The optimal yeast dosage is variable according to the individual distillery processes.
  • Normal dosage rate: 0.25 to 0.50 grams per Litre of wash or juice (dosage: 250 - 500 ppm)
  • For the fermentation of Agave Syrup dosage rate: 0.40 to 0.70 grams per litre of wash with addition of dedicated nutrition (N2 AGAVE PURE YEAST NUTRIENT

Instructions for Use:

  1. For rehydration, use a clean container. Do not use demineralized water.
  2. Rehydrate the yeast in clean water (the water should be 10 times the weight of the yeast and at a temperature of 36°C - 38°C).
  3. Suspend contents carefully by gently stirring and then wait for 15 - 20 minutes maximum (minimum 10 minutes) before moving onto the next step.
  4. Add this preparation to the wash. If there is a temperature difference of more than 8°C between the wash to be inoculated and the rehydration solution, add some wash slowly into the rehydration solution to reduce the temperature difference.
  5. Once the vacuum-sealed bag is open or broken, use yeast promptly.

Storage, Handling and Packaging:

  • DistilaMax AG should be stored in a cool and dry area away from heat and direct sunlight for maximum stability.
  • Shelf Life: 3 years from date of manufacture if vacuum-seal is not broken.
  • Pack Size: 500g

Country of Origin:

Product of Denmark

DistilaMax® AG Technical Data Sheet

DistilaMax® AG Safety Data Sheet