Northmoor Gin Wins Big at San Fransisco!

“Hello to the group. I wanted to share some news with a bunch a like minded people. I am a bit wary of competitions these days as there seems to be so many to choose from.
This year I have entered only two and I have just received news of a double gold medal award for Exmoor Distilleries’ Northmoor Gin and on top of that a gold medal award for our Northmoor Navy Strength Gin from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
I am over the moon with that result after just short of two years trading, so thank you to the iStill team for producing the equipment and the initial training to enable that to happen.” – John Smith.


The Story Of Exmoor Distillery

Kazuhiko Nishimura’s Gin Launched!

Our GIN was launched in Japan on April 20th!
I learned a lot at iStill. I sincerely thank you all.
The name of this GIN is OrB. The alcohol percentage is 40%. I use 99% ethanol to start with. Produced by the Neo Blue Distillery.
The botanicals I use are Juniper Berry, Coriander, Seed, Wild Rose, Licorice, and 38 different herbs grown by a team of my friends in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Hot springs spring near the fields, and the beautiful ocean is in front of you.

Improved Finance Options USA!

In consultation and cooperation with our USA finance partner North Star Leasing, we now offer improved finance options for customers in the USA.

Firstly, you can now finance up to USD 2,000 worth of iStill education as part of your order and rent-to-own program. If you want to take North Star Leasing and us up on this offer, just make sure to ask us to put the education fees in your quote!

Secondly, in order to help people get through this corona menace we’re in, North Star Leasing halves payments during the first three months of your rent-to-own contract. The discount will be spread-out over the remaining terms.

If you want to order an iStill, please reach out to If you want to learn more about the finance options via North Star Leasing, then contact

Save cash, spread costs …


Cocktails in Times of Corona!

Rummieclub is a rum distillery operating out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This is how they deal with the corona pandemic:

In our last newsletter the whole world was different; We were looking forward to our opening party and all the nice workshops and events we had planned. Our calender is completely empty now and we are making plans for a society on 1,5 meter distance, bizarre. Even though the timing couldn’t have been worse for us at the start of our sales and the moment we have the least savings, we are busy making plans how to survive this. The first few weeks we focussed on extra production and we expect to sell next month at the webshops of liquor stores. We are not there yet, but luckily there is already a way to taste our rum; We are starting a cocktail delivery service this week!

As distillery in the Netherlands we are not allowed to sell rum to consumers ourselves; Spirits with more than 15% alcohol can only be sold by liquor stores. But that’s not the case for our rum cocktails as they are below 15% abv. And that’s why we are opening a Rummieclub Cocktail Service in the region of Amsterdam!

Do you also want a lovely summer cocktail (250ml) with the first Rummieclub rum or know people in Amsterdam? In the image above you can see how it works and what we have on the menu this week. Next order deadline is Wednesday 15 april. 

Do you want to help us? Share this message with your friends. Support your locals 🙂

Rummieclub Cocktails …

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Shipping more iStills around the World!

As mentioned in previous posts, we are putting in massive overtime in order to meet the ever growing demand for iStills. March was the best month ever and April isn’t exactly lagging behind.

Here are pictures of us shipping more iStills all over the world. Where to? Well, to the Ledgerock Distillery (USA), to Staunstrup Distillery (Denmark), and to Fox & Seeker (again USA) …


Aris Aristidou’s Feedback!

I finished a hand sanitizer run (vodka run program with a lower tolerance setting) on my iStill today for the first time and I was just amazed by the control of the distillation process it offers the user! I had a steady flow of 93-94% until there was no more! (this is not a paid advertisement and the reflux capacitor was NOT sitting idly outside)

Aris and the program he runs on his iStill 2000 …