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Rum Yeast

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DistilaMax ® RM active dry yeast is a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that was selected for use in the production of rum and other cane-based spirits. Isolated in a tropical region from cane molasses, this strain demonstrates high temperature tolerance and provides a desirable congener profle for the production of rum, aguardiente and rhum agricole.


Product features

DistilaMax® RM displays highest alcohol production yields at temperatures between (30°C to 35°C). It demonstrates a short lag phase, which helps it compete against contaminant bacteria. It also possesses a killer factor activity that helps keep wild yeast in check. As a producer of low levels of acetaldehyde and amyl alcohols, and supporting the synthesis of ethyl esters of short chain fatty acids, DistilaMax® RM provides desirable smoothness and classic fruitiness to beverage spirits.

Directions for use

It is recommended to rehydrate the yeast before utilization. To rehydrate, add yeast to a 10X volume of fresh water at (40°C), then stir and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Pitching rates will depend on the process, but generally range between 10 and 50g/hl. Lower levels can be used if there is a conditioning stage before the fermentor. If added straight to the fermentor, temperature should be between 30°C to 35°C.

Storage and handling

DistilaMax® RM active dry yeast should be stored in a cool, dry area away from heat for maximum stability. When stored under these conditions, the product is stable for 36 months from the date of manufacture.


DistilaMax® RM is an active dry yeast strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. applications DistilaMax® RM is a robust yeast that is used both in batch and semi-continuous fermentations. DistilaMax® RM provides classic rum avor characteristics and is recommended for the production of rum, aguardiente and rhum agricole.

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