Bill Owens Visits iStill!

Bill Owens, Founder & President of the American Distilling Institute (ADI) visited iStill. Together with Daniel (London Distilling Expo) and Christy (Bill’s PA).

Bill, Daniel, Christy and the iStill Team had great fun. Here’s an impression of what we did. With some pictures!

First thing we did was pick Bill and Christy up at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. We drove directly to Dutch Windmill “De Arkduif” in Bodegraven. Daniel and his wife and kid joined us at the windmill.

Here, Bill got trained as a miller. After he successfully finished his training, we had dinner at Brouwerij De Molen, one of the world’s best craft breweries (see beerrating.com). A few beers and a great meal later, we brought the whole pack to their hotels in the city of Woerden.

The next day we visited the new iStill University, where Bill and Daniel inspected our units and educational center. Of course we tasted a few of the drinks our customers make with our equipment!

After a hearty Dutch lunch, we migrated to the city of Veghel, where we visited the Noordkade Project. An old grain mill with silo’s that is currently being transformed in a regional craft food center, with a brewery, distillery, hotel, coffee, chocolaterie and so much more. Stefan, project manager, and Erwin, craft distiller, were our tour guides.

In the evening we said goodbye to Daniel & Family. They went on to visit Paris. Bill, Christy, me and my wife went to Amsterdam for dinner, drinks, and a visit to an arts exhibition.

We had great fun together! Bill, Daniel, Christy, thanks for coming over and for joining the iStill Family for a few days. It was both enjoyable and inspirational. Hope we can do it again soon!

Dutch Windmill “De Arkduif” …

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The view from the mill was spectacular …

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The miller telling Odin and Bill how to manage the windmill …

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The miller explaining Bill how to put the sails of the mill into the wind …

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Master miller Van Langelaar explains the inner workings of Dutch windmills …

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Bill and Odin and Christy at the iStill Assembly Halls …

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Bill, Daniel, and Christy checking out the iStill 2000 in the iStill University …

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