iStill 500 Upgrade!

We are upgrading the iStill 500! The power management will see a significant performance increase, and is upgraded from 18 kWh to a maximum of 21 kWh. An increase of 17%, resulting in faster heat-up and production times. How much faster? Well, up to 17% faster!

As of today, all orders received for the iStill 500 will be for the new, upgraded, 21 kWh version with the redesigned boiler.

Two of our iStills 500 on the island of Scilly …

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iStill 2000 Upgrade!

We are upgrading the iStill 2000! Both the column and power management will see a significant performance increase.

The iStill 2000’s power management is upgraded from 45 kWh to a maximum of 54 kWh. An amazing 20% increase, resulting in faster heat-up and production times. How much faster? Well, up to 20% faster. Relative to the latest 45 kWh version that is. The original i2000 had 36 kWh, by the way. Relative to that one, the power increase is a whopping 50%!

The column height of the iStill 2000 Hybrid will increases with 25 centimeters. We also redesigned the column’s internals in order to further optimize the vapor/liquid alcohol/water exchange phase.

Together, these two improvements allow the column to effectively handle the power increase, and translate this energy increase into more output and even better control over product quality. How much the column performance is increased? By no less than 26% …

As of today, all orders received for the iStill 2000 will be for the new, upgraded, 54 kWh version. Retrofitting existing iStills 2000 to a higher power output is unfortunately not possible.

iStill 2000 …

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Our Solution to Component Shortages!

Introduction

As we informed you last week, the global shortages of electronic components is creating longer lead times. But iStill wouldn’t be iStill if we hadn’t come up with a solution for those on a short timeline.

Solution

Instead of ordering – as an example – a fully automated iStill 2000 Hybrid, we’ll advise you to order the semi-automated iStill 2000 Hybrid with the full automation suite as an addition. This way, you’ll receive your semi-automated iStill 2000 in about four to five months.

As we wait out the electronic component shortages, you can go ahead and start distilling. Once the full automation suite is ready, probably about nine months after you placed the order, we’ll ship it to you and you can upgrade.

At your service,

The iStill Team.

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iStill 1000 Upgrade!

We are upgrading the iStill 1000! Both the column and power management will see a significant performance increase.

The iStill 1000’s power management is upgraded from 27 kWh to a maximum of 30 kWh. An increase of 11%, resulting in faster heat-up and production times. How much faster? Well, up to 11% faster.

The column height of the iStill 1000 Hybrid will increases with 25 centimeters. We also redesigned the column’s internals in order to further optimize the vapor/liquid alcohol/water exchange phase.

Together, these two improvements allow the column to effectively handle the power increase, and translate this energy increase into more output and even better control over product quality. How much the column performance is increased? By 18% …

As of today, all orders received for the iStill 1000 will be for the new, upgraded, 30 kWh version.

iStill 1000 …

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New iStill Deliveries, Worldwide!

Another shipment of iStills! The units will go to the Rotterdam Harbor, where they will be crated. After that, they go to new customers all over the world. Today? Today we ship an iStill 2000, an iStill 500, nine iStills Mini, and three 50 liter boilers for existing iStilleries that want to expand on their training and/or recipe development capacity.

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Early Warning iStill Pricing Policy Update!

As we informed you previously, we have gone through great length to keep our equipment prices as low as possible. We have not raised our prices per January 1st 2021. Nor did we raise our prices per January 1st 2022.

Why haven’t we raised our prices, even though demand for our products has grown significantly, parts lead times and pricing have soared, transport costs increased, and – on top of that – a generic inflation rate of well over 10% in the last two years has taken place? Because our mission is to empower the craft distilling industry. We do that with amazing technology and quality at affordable price levels. We allowed our margins to dwindle to support you.

But there is of course only so much we can do or take. And that threshold of us allowing costs to creep up, while maintaining a relatively lower and lower price point comes in sight. Over the last two weeks the war in Ukraine has doubled energy prices, while commodity costs are up a whopping 90%. Costs of transport increased significantly and the timber prices for packaging and crating go up as well.

Where this leaves us? In a situation where iStill’s management team expects to have no other option but to significantly raise prices by the end of March.

Where does this leave you? Well, first, of course we’ll honor each and every signed Purchase Agreement. The prices we have offered you are the prices you will pay.

Secondly, we expect to be able to release Purchase Agreements based on current prices up until the end of March. So if you want to order, now is the time.

Thirdly, Purchase Agreements that haven’t been signed yet have a validity date. If this date is not met (if we do not get the PA back, signed and in time), a new Purchase Agreement will see the new, increased prices.

If you want to order now, but do not yet have a Purchase Agreement, please reach out to Esther@iStillmail.com. If you have a Purchase Agreement in your possession, please sign it ASAP and return it to us.

Regards, on behalf of the iStill Management Team,

Dr. H.E.J. (van) Eijk, Founder, Owner, and CEO of iStill.

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iStill 1000 Hybrid!

The iStill 1000 Hybrid is a fully automated 1000 liter / 260 gallon net capacity distillery. The iStill 1000 Hybrid can make every type of spirit: brandy, gin, rum, vodka, whisky, or liqueur. The unit as equipped underneath, with indirect heaters, Jet Propulsions Agitator System (J-PAS), and boiler radiator, can also mash and ferment.

Mashing, fermenting, and distilling any product in one machine. Making craft distilling easier? Betcha! That’s what iStill is all about.

This specific unit will be on display and in use during the iStill University Courses in April and June. After those events, it can be yours. A complete, 1000 liter / 260 gallon net capacity distillery for EUR 72.500,-.

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