Over the recent months, we have gotten a lot of questions from professional distilleries. Very often, the questions were about our products and how they could help them out. But not all questions were about iStill equipment. A lot of people were interested in product development and wanted to get our advice.
Some micro-distilleries told us they want to introduce a gin. But what herbs to use? And what distilling technique to employ? Others were interested in producing a crystal clear vodka and wanted our advice on how to get there. A few micro-breweries contacted us and wanted to know how they could turn beer into whiskey (beerskey?) or beer brandy.
We found out that professionals in the craft of distilling and/or brewing do not only seek the best equipment. Often, they want to be advised on how to make new products as well.
Since we have a lot of experience in developing and making various products, we decided to expand our product range. To help distillers in getting a new product into shape (and onto the market place) faster, we added Consultancy to our services.
Are you a professional distiller and are you looking for advice on how to make a certain drink? Just send us an email with your questions or goals. We will evaluate your inquiry and inform you if we think our expertise can help you. If so, you can go to http://www.istill.eu/#!products/cb0m and order “Consultancy”. Our fee is EUR 395.-. For that investment, you get 4 hours of consultancy by phone and/or by email.
iStill Consultancy concerns the following products:
Topics you can get advised about are:
- Herbs bill
- Grain bill
First try-outs show that 4 hours of iStill Consultancy was enough to help a micro-distillery in developing a herbs bill, a distillation approach and an ageing technique for a soon to be launched gin. Another round of 4 hours of iStill Consultancy is planned for final product testing and minor adaptations prior to the market launch.
With the help of our consultancy, the money invested in product development is reduced with 75%. The time to market shortened from an expected 6+ months to just 3 months.