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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http://www.womenonwings.com/about-us/

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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Odin 2.0!

Last 3 months I have gone on a road trip in search of better health. Concise and short? I succeeded in losing 15 kilo’s of fat, while gaining 5 kilo’s of muscle.

In better shape than ever, and with enormous amounts of energy, I can inform you that we are releasing a few amazing new innovations for the craft distilling industry very soon:

  • iStill Mini: a full laboratory set-up on a small scale;
  • iStill Ragnarok: a continuous still with benefits;
  • iStill Frigg: a vacuum still;
  • Panoramix: a concoction that will help you recover GNS from feints.

Odin 2.0 …

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Beers & Burgers at Utah iStill Workshop!

We currently have 9 students at our workshop in Utah. After day 1, we had beers & burgers at the oldest saloon west of the Mississippi, the Shooting Star Saloon.

Our next North American courses? Well, there’s the end of June Gin Masterclass in Jersey City. Still a few places available. And we will organize a new 4-day workshop on whiskey making (mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging) in September in Utah again. Let us know if you are interested via veronika@istillmail.com!

Pictures of the Utah May 2018 iStill Workshop students enjoying beers and burgers at the sunny Shooting Star Saloon …

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And here’s the whole gang in front of the iStill 2000 …

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