Setting up for the Australian Workshop!

We are currently giving a 4-day workshop on distilling in Tasmania, Australia. No less than 18 distillers joined! We had to turn down 4 applications, because the group – at 18 – is already very big. We’ll make up for that next year, when we plan to do another workshop here! For now … some pictures of us setting up, prior to the start of the actual workshop.

The future class room …

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The iStill Mini’s awaiting the students …

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Sarah and William tuning the TV …

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The distilling hall of Summerleas Distillery …

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The iStill 2000 is almost done fermenting some 1600 liters of whisky beer …

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New iStill Assembly Hall!

Due to the growing worldwide demand for iStills, we are expanding. As of today, we added another assembly hall to our facilities. It offers 300 m2 of floor space and is 9 meters high. That’s over 3,200 feet square and 27 feet high. The hall will be refurbished a bit in the coming week and a half (water, heating, electricity), and will then serve to help build more iStills. Here are a few pictures:

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iStill Congratulates Eaglesburn Distillery!

Congrats to Bart Joosten for winning the prestigious Master of Vodka title at the Spirits Business Vodka Masters! We are proud that Eaglesburn Distillery uses iStills for their spirits manufacturing process. And we are proud to have Bart Joosten joining our team as the Amsterdam iStill Center Master Distiller, helping customers out from all over the world with iStill Contract Distilling!

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iStill Whiskey Workshop in Utah!

Our team is currently training another group of 12 new (well, mostly) distillers in the noble art of making top shelf whiskey! Here are some pictures.

Whiskey tasting: looking for heads, hearts, and tails …

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The class helps start up a new batch of Bourbon whiskey …

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Whiskey blending: what flavor profiles to emphasize …

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iStill Representation in India!

Yesterday, in the presence of her excellence vice prime minister Carola Schouten, while officially attending the Dutch governmental trade mission to India, iStill signed a contract to help introduce us on the Indian market place. iStill aims to become a leading player in India, helping the country forward on the fields of both improved farmer income and higher yield crop recovery.

As a first step we, together with our Indian partners, open a distilling university in Goa. The first courses are planned to start in November 2018. The new Indian iStill University aims to work together with Women on Wings. This charitable organization aims to create 1 million jobs for women in rural India. We aim to help them out (and if you want to chip in, please do – see link underneath) by helping some of them become female distillers.

Signing the contract …

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iStill in India!

This week I visit India. As a member of the Dutch trade mission, I am afraid it is mostly work and no play. Seminars, networking, setting up out Indian iStill representation. That’s basically it. But from what I have seen, yes, this is a place to come back to! Definitely. With more free time to dive into India proper. Not the glamorous hotels and embassies I currently visit, but the raw, explicit, vibrant, unique, colorful, delightful, intriguing and overcrowded parts that make up for “normal life” for 99% of the Indian population …

The Dutch trade mission to India …

Peeking out of the window …

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