New Distilling Courses in the USA!

From October 28th till October 31st, we organize another iStill University Distillation Workshop. Where? At 52Eighty Distilling in Denver, Colorado. Theory of mashing, fermentation, and distillation and maturation will be combined with hands-on time behind the iStills. If you want to register, please reach out to Please be quick! The other Denver iStill University Distillation Workshop (that will take place from October 21-24) sold out in just two weeks.

Pictures of the iStill University Distilling Courses …

That take place at the award winning 52eighty Distillery in Denver …


iStill London Craft Distilling Expo 2019!


We are proud to announce that we will again be the London Craft Distilling Expo’s main sponsor for 2019! It is a great show, and if you are interested in distilling, it is a must go to. In this iStill Blog post we want to dive in deeper: the program, what we’ll take with us, and the special offer we have for you.


There are a few distillery visits programmed for September 25th. The actual Expo, in the Boiler House, Brick Lane Road, East London, is on September 26th and 27th. That’s Thursday and Friday.

All right, how about the program in the Boiler House on September 26 and 27? Well, just check it out on the! Most importantly? Well, if you don’t mind us giving a sermon for our own parish … Odin talking about how gin distillers can now actually also venture into whisky and rum making is the one you want to watch!

We’ll be there with a stand, staffing and the iStill 500. We’ll bring some drinks as well. Imagine gin, whisky and rum …

Interested in meeting us in an informal setting? Please know we organize Beer & Burgers on the evening of the 26th. For invites, please check out our booth.

iStill Staff

William (Assembly), Veronika (Finance), Avian (The Wrecking Coast Distillery) and Odin will be manning the stand.

iStill Offer

Here’s why you should visit us at the London Craft Distilling Expo 2019:

  • It’s an awesome event with great speeches and classes
  • Odin will speak about opportunities for rectifiers to venture into whisky and rum
  • iStill’s stand is manned by customers that bring (and pour!) their own drinks
  • Avian will be there, sharing his customer experience as well as great gin
  • On the evening of September 26th, iStill hosts the yearly Beer & Burgers event
  • The iStill 500 NextGen is on display
  • If you visit our stand, take a picture, and post it on Facebook, with a reference to iStill, you will get a EUR 250,- discount on iStill equipment or spirits design

iStill Customers that want to join us at the show can get tickets for free. There is a limited amount of them. First come, first served. Please reach out to if you want tickets …

iStill London Craft Distilling Expo …

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Hongkong TV & Radio Interview!

Yesterday, a team from Hongkong TV & Radio flew in for an interview with Odin on gin. They were interested in the history of gin, how iStill helps distillers out with equipment, recipes, and contract distilling capacity. Most of all, they were interested in Perfume Trees Gin, which is made with Hongkong herbs by us at iStill HQ in the Netherlands.

Here is a short movie …

And a few pictures …

iStill becomes market leader in Japan!

We are very excited that more and more Japanese distillers choose iStills for the production of their whiskey, gin, vodka, and shochu. We already have multiple iStills in Japan and are selling many more as we speak, making us market leader in new still sales! Thanks for the orders, thanks for the open mindedness, thanks for the trust!

Kazuhiko, Kazunori, Odin, and Mayuka …


Wanna learn how to become an amazing distiller?

The iStill University offers the best educational program for the craft distiller. Students rate our course 9.7 out of 10. They praise the combination of sophisticated theory with the hands-on practical distilling experience.

Mashing whiskey at the 52Eighty Distillery Class earlier this year …


During our 4-day workshops, you’ll learn about mashing, fermenting, and distilling. We’ll train you in making cuts for heads, hearts, and tails. We’ll teach you how to create and harvest the right flavors for your drink. You will make brandy, rum, whiskey, vodka and a liqueur yourselves.

Here is an impression video of the last course:

Complete & Certified Distilling Course – September 2019 – The Netherlands

Do you want to become an amazing distiller? Please know that we are organizing more courses all over the world:

  • At 52Eighty Distillery, Co, USA: October 21-24;
  • At iStill HQ, the Netherlands: November 18-21;
  • At the Earp Brothers Distillery, Carrington, NSW, Australia: January 20-23.

For more information or registration, please visit:


Craft Distilling Training in the Netherlands!

We just started another 4-day iStill University Distillers Training here at iStill HQ in the Netherlands. With 15 participants from Denmark, Norway, the UK, Spain, India, Ukraine, Far Oer Islands, and Japan. Our Japanese students brought presents!


Would you like to be trained at the industry’s best educational facilities? Please know we still have a few places available at our USA and Australian classes. For more information, please check out:

Building Big iStill Distilleries (3)!

Yesterday, we have put two more 5000 liter iStill Fermenters on transport to our Rotterdam Harbor based crater. And guess what we’ll be doing tomorrow? Two more f5000’s will leave us to be shipped to distilleries all over the world.

Do you want to see how you can set-up your own iStill Distillery? Please click on this link:

Do you want to learn more about the amazingly innovative new line of fermenters we developed? Please click here:

iStill Fermenters 5000 being loaded on trucks …