(Psst … first 30 sold get a EUR 500,- discount!)
Over the last two years, the iStill Mini has become no less than an institution and a major contributor to the industry’s professionalization. Craft distillers from around the world have successfully developed better recipes, using the iStill Mini. So far, we have manufactured and sold over 250 of them. Based on the feedback we got from our customers, we are now upgrading the world’s most popular recipe development and training still. It will be bigger, stronger, and more versatile!
Here’s what we changed:
- Maximum boiler charge increased from 6 to 10 liters;
- Minimum boiler charge increased from 3 to 3.5 liters;
- Bigger 2.5 inch diameter column for a >100% performance boost;
- Column is now insulated;
- Double heaters for double the power input;
- New and upgraded nominal output power manager (but still single phase 230v);
- CIP and hoisting eye added for easy column cleaning and column management;
- 1 inch drain instead of 0.5 inch drain for faster discharge;
- Longer legs for easier discharge;
- Quick connect manway;
- Double gin hooks;
- Oversized copper waffle;
- 3 mm thick 30x stainless steel (!);
- Total system height is 240 cm (just under 8 feet);
- Weight is 40 kg;
- Superior build quality and unsurpassed longevity.
The iStill Mini heats up in under 15 minutes and can perform a complete recipe development run in one to two hours depending on product choice and boiler fill grade. It comes with the StillControl App & Probe included, which allows you to select and save cuts and design recipes in a matter of hours. These recipes are fully scaleable and can be programmed into our larger production machines.
The iStill Mini can be used as a potstill and as a column still. It can perform stripping runs and finishing runs. The unit produces brandy, gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, and liqueurs. With the additional Extractor Column, you can also use the iStill Mini to make extracts, tinctures, essences, and seltzer. The online iStill Distilling University course teaches you how to design recipes and how to use the iStill Mini.
iStill Distilling University course is included
Yes, every iStill Mini purchase comes with the iStill Distilling University course included. This is considered by its students to be the world’s best distillers training and recipe development course. They rate it at 9.8 out of 10. Normally an EUR 1.895,- option, it comes for free and is part of the iStill Mini purchase package deal!
The new, badass iStill Mini currently has one option: the Extractor column. We foresee the addition of a potstill column and a plated column option, akin our larger production units, in the next few months. All of the options will be retrofittable.
The new iStill Mini, including packaging, transport, transport insurance, and the iStill Distilling University course costs EUR 6.000,-. The introduction price, valid for the first 30 orders placed and paid for in December 2020 and January 2021, is EUR 5.500,-. The additional Extractor column costs EUR 1.000,-.
Purchase and delivery
For orders, please check out https://istill.com/mini. Orders can be placed per today. After extensive prototype testing in November, and pre-production planning in December, we will build the first batch of 30 iStill Minis in January. Dispatching will start in February.
Given the anticipated demand and the relatively small initial batch size, we propose you order early. This first batch probably sells out in a few weeks after this introduction. We plan to produce a second, bigger batch in March. This second batch will consist of 50 iStill Minis to catch up with demand. Delivery of the units from the second batch will not start before April 2021 though.
Words do not bring across how badass the new iStill Mini is. So here it is a picture of the old iStill Mini (to the left) and the new iStill Mini (to the right):