All work and no play makes Odin a dull man!

Odin a dull man? Let’s prevent that from happening, please! All work, and no play? C’mon Odin, if you don’t play, at least realize your kids do!

Regina van Eijk, Odin’s second daughter, and her Ajax Women’s Football Team, became champions of the Netherlands today. After a 90 minute play the scoreboard measured a 2-2 draw. A shoot-out followed and Ajax won 7-6.

Ajax Women’s Team is the new Netherlands Champion …


Odin with two of his beautiful daughters …


New Distilling Workshops!


For three years now, iStill has been hosting distilling workshops. Our goal was to educate distillers on our theories and still designs, and to train them in how to make top shelf whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.

From the start onwards, the iStill courses were a great success. Participants rate our courses at a steady 9.7 out of 10. We are very proud to be the world’s best educational facility for (future) craft distillers!

Over the last years more and more students found their way to the iStill University. So much so, that we now educate around 200 distillers per year. For 2019 that number is expected to grow. So … here are new iStill Certified Distilling Workshops, now open for registration!

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When: January 21st – 24th

Where: iStill University, Woerden, the Netherlands

Amsterdam class …


Wisconsin, USA

When: February 14th – 17th, right after the ACSA Trade Show

Where: Two Tall Distilling

The Two Tall Distilling Team …


Tasmania, Australia

When: February 25th – 28th

Where Summerleas Distillery

The Summerleas Distillery Team …


Colorado, USA

When: March 25th Р28th, right after the ADI Trade Show

Where: 52eighty Distilling

Colorado, here we come …



You will be tutored and trained in:

  • Mashing
  • Fermenting
  • Distilling
  • Aging
  • Extracting

You will be making the following spirits:

  • Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Brandy
  • Liqueurs


For more information, please reach out to If you want to register, please do so via







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 …


The iStill Mini’s awaiting the students …


Sarah and William tuning the TV …


The distilling hall of Summerleas Distillery …


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