Definition and advantages
The Swiss Army Knife is a compact pen knife with multiple blades and tools. The advantages of a Swiss Army Knife are fourfold:
- You can use it in many ways;
- You can bring it anywhere;
- You can rely on it for years;
- You can save money on one purchase.
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If iStill is the Swiss Army Knife for distillers, how does it compare, and where does it make an impact or at least a difference over traditional stills and distillery set-ups? Let’s dive in deeper.
The Swiss Army Knife …
You can use it in many ways
The Swiss Army knife is a tool with many attached features. It can have any of these items – scissors, pliers, blade, corkscrew, can opener, nail file, screwdriver, wood saw, wire cutter, toothpick, nail cleaner, wire stripper, peeler, ruler and key ring.
The iStill is a tool with many attached features. It can be a potstill as well as a column still, at the push of a button. It can distill any drink, be it whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, liqueurs or vodka. With add-ons like the boiler radiator and mixing system, it can also be used as a masher, fermenter, and fast aging machine.
You can bring it anywhere
Aside from the SAK’s multi-functionality, it is best known for its portability. You can bring it with you anywhere because the attached tools are bendable. You can push them into the handle for safe-keeping. If your priority is a tool’s portability, an SAK answers that.
Granted, carrying an iStill 500 – let alone an iStill 5000 – around is not an option. But it is very compact in design, when compared to traditional stills and distillery set-ups. And it just takes a tap and a wall outlet, and its basically “plug-and-play”. Also, it comes equipped with all functionality attached, meaning that you just select the program you want to run and the iStill will do it for you.
You can rely on it for years
Victorinox has maintained the SAK’s steel component. Over the years, it has been modified regarding design and features. However, its stainless steel has been the same and users, enthusiasts and experts always recognize its quality. Even when you grip its handle intensely, it remains intact because the tools are securely attached. Many owners have been utilizing their SAK in many ways and for a long time. If Superman is the man-of-steel, the SAK is the object-of-steel. That is guaranteed!
If Superman is the man-of-steel and the SAK is the object-of-steel, iStill – for sure – is the still-of-steel. Just like the SAK (and Superman), iStills are build to last. Everything is double engineered, meaning that where 2 mm thick steel or a 0.75 BHP agitator engine would suffice, we opt for 4 mm Stainless Steel and a 1.5 BHP motor.
You can save money on one purchase
Another complimented feature of an SAK is its affordability. Despite its multi-faceted design, stainless steel material and portability, the SAK is perfect for any budget. Reviews have remarked on how the item is underpriced given its many usage and durability. If you are looking for an all-in-one, handy, and long-lasting tool, purchase an SAK now.
Another complimented feature of an iStill is its affordability. Despite its multi-faceted design, stainless steel material, and 21st Century advanced technology, the iStill is perfect for any budget. Reviewing prices of a multi-plated Holstein or Mueller or a potstill from Forsyth’s, remarks on how the iStill is underpriced given its many usage and durability. If you are looking for an all-in-one, handy, and long-lasting tool, purchase an iStill now.
iStill is the Swiss Army Knife of distilling …