iStill Contract Distilling!

We just shipped 4,000 bottles of Perfumetrees Gin to Hong Kong. The gin, was designed by the Cheung  Brothers. And they asked us to distill it for them, using the iStill Distillery near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Are you you considering to contract distill your spirits? Please consider our services. Why? Well, here we go:

  1. We help you template and replicate your spirit to perfection, using our laboratory
  2. Our iStills have unmatched control of the distillation process, resulting in perfect production runs
  3. Given our large network, we can produce your spirits to perfection on almost every major market
  4. The efficiency of the iStills is unrivaled, resulting in low production costs per bottle

Do you want to learn more about iStill Contract Distilling? Please reach out to

Day 3 of the iStill Workshop in Amsterdam!

Today, we made whisky as well liqueurs. The students made their own Paprika Extract and Licorice Essence and some other exotic stuff. And they helped with the mashing and fermenting of another batch of single malt whisky. Here are some pictures!

Odin brings in the malt …


After grinding, the students fill the iStill 500 with the now cracked grain …


Odin explains how mashing works on the iStill 500 …


The students start to design their own liqueurs …


Licorice extraction …


Paprika, really? Yes, really …


Day 2 of the iStill Certified Workshop!

Day 2 of the workshop is nearing its completion! Let’s dive in deeper and see what the students did today.

We started the day with a single malt whisky run on the iStill 500 …


And after that we dived into gin making …


The students were split up in 4 groups and every group designed their own gin …


And are currently using an iStill Mini to distill their gin …


Do you want to participate at the best workshop the industry has to offer? Please reach out to

iStill Certified Workshop in Amsterdam!

The first day of the new edition of the iStill Certified Distilling Workshop has started. The students have just been trained in my theory of distillation, called the Holy Trinity of Distilling. And to put theory to practice, they are currently doing a finishing run on the iStill Mini. Using organic 12.5% strong white wine, they are making a brandy. Heat-up, power management, cutting for heads, hearts, and tails … in small groups of 3 students per iStill Mini …

New Distilling Workshops!


For three years now, iStill has been hosting distilling workshops. Our goal was to educate distillers on our theories and still designs, and to train them in how to make top shelf whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.

From the start onwards, the iStill courses were a great success. Participants rate our courses at a steady 9.7 out of 10. We are very proud to be the world’s best educational facility for (future) craft distillers!

Over the last years more and more students found their way to the iStill University. So much so, that we now educate around 200 distillers per year. For 2019 that number is expected to grow. So … here are new iStill Certified Distilling Workshops, now open for registration!

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When: January 21st – 24th

Where: iStill University, Woerden, the Netherlands

Amsterdam class …


Wisconsin, USA

When: February 14th – 17th, right after the ACSA Trade Show

Where: Two Tall Distilling

The Two Tall Distilling Team …


Tasmania, Australia

When: February 25th – 28th

Where Summerleas Distillery

The Summerleas Distillery Team …


Colorado, USA

When: March 25th Р28th, right after the ADI Trade Show

Where: 52eighty Distilling

Colorado, here we come …



You will be tutored and trained in:

  • Mashing
  • Fermenting
  • Distilling
  • Aging
  • Extracting

You will be making the following spirits:

  • Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Brandy
  • Liqueurs


For more information, please reach out to If you want to register, please do so via