I remember when, after having produced iStills for about a year, we got the first real truck in. We needed a truck to get an order shipped to Scotland. A big order. A feeling of pride and accomplishment. The weird thing is, we now do about a truck per week. A truck of iStills per week, yet it never gets normal or boring.
Thank you all for your continued support, your orders, your feedback, and your success stories! It is a delight to work for you. It is amazing to see you all making a difference and putting an ever bigger dent into Big Alcohol’s industrialized mass production, one drop, one glass, one bottle, one iStill at a time.
The steep increase in demand for iStills does create its own set of challenges, though. We are nearing a situation of being production constrained rather than sales constrained. In plain English: we sell more stills than we make. iStill currently plans production batches as far ahead as January 2022.
What you can do about it, as a prospect iStill customer? Order as early as possible. That way lead times or future price increases won’t surprise you. What we’ll do? We’ll keep increasing our production capacity. For 2021 with probably another 15 to 25%.
“Good morning Odin! I just wanted to share this with you because having made the right choice makes me feel really good. I have been mashing-in corn and barley, fermenting, and distilling non-stop for 2 months now. I have been able to process 1.7 tons of grain per month (all this on my own). All this would not have been possible without my iStill along with the rest of my setup, and the experience to manage all that, of course!”
Aristides Distilling uses an iStill 2000 to mash, ferment, and distill (in one run) whisky and bourbon …
We noticed your blog post asking to send your team our medals that we have won using iStill. Our company Backroads Spirits Co. only started distilling our debut product, Alibi Vodka, a few months ago before entering the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. At the competition we received a silver medal which we are extremely proud of for having only started recently.
We are proudly a family-owned and operated micro-distillery in Saskatchewan, Canada and proud to use iStill! If you need, our social media handle is @BackroadsSpirits for Facebook and Instagram. Attached you can find two photos of our product family with our medal and company logo. One photo has text with our branding while the other does not. I will let your team decide which one you prefer!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact me with the information below.
Thank you and have a great day, — Chase Shevernoha