List of iStill Countries!

Our customers can be found all over the world:

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Hungary
  • Hong-Kong
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Cape Verde
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • The Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Ukraine
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • St Martin
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Leaner, Meaner, and Totally Focused!

Introduction

The start of a new year is both a moment of contemplation, looking back at the year before, and an opportunity to look at the future. Introspection, conclusions, changes and adaptations: we have spent a lot of time on those topics during the month of January. The goal? To further improve the customer’s experience.

Via this iStill Blog post I want to inform you about what we learned and what we changed. Nothing dramatic, just dotting a few more i’s, but I feel it is important to share anyhow.

Where we implemented changes? In our Sales Force, our Support Organization, in the iStill University Program, on the iStill Innovation Agenda, and in our focus.

iStill Innovation Agenda

The last 6 1/2 years have seen us implement the Mother of all Innovation Agendas, whereby iStill has single-handedly pushed the craft distilling industry forward from 1870’s technology (when the bubble cap and the Coffey still were invented – two technologies with severe draw-backs, btw) to the 21st Century.

With the 2019 introduction of ABV-Control and the Reflux Capacitor, we strongly feel innovation is about done. The iStills are basically a century and a half ahead of the competition and have reached what’s called “innovation maturity”, meaning that our new technology is both completely developed and completely rolled-out into our product-line and is available for customers to purchase. Product development and market availability in perfect harmony.

In other words? No major innovations coming up in 2020 and 2021! Instead, a focus on professionalization … and a slight change in focus on where we make a difference to the craft distilling industry.

Sales Force

When we started growing into international markets, we asked early customers to help us out. This initially informal representation grew into the Wizard Organization, that has supported our cause greatly over the last few years.

But as we grew, more and more the need was felt for a more professional Sales Force to guide new customers into the iStill Family. More professional and more centralized.

To achieve the above goals, we have hired Chris Anker as iStill’s new Sales Manager. If you want to find out how iStill can help you out, please know that Chris is available via Chris@iStillmail.com.

Since we value the huge support our existing customer base gives to wannabe iStill customers, we initiated a Referral Fee Program. It aims to make it even more worth your time to help support modern distilling. For more information, please see:

https://istillblog.com/2020/01/23/referral-discount-program/

Support Organization

iStill is currently developing a log-in for customers. The log-in is a place where they can find customer information, manuals, FAQ’s, bulletins, and the Issue Management Protocol. It aims to improve self-sustainability via online support and is expected to be introduced in March.

If you have urgent iStill-related support questions, please reach out to Support@iStillmail.com. Business as usual, there, and William and his team are ready to follow up.

iStill University

Most people hugely appreciate the 4-day courses we organize through the iStill University Program. Students rate them with a 9.8 on a 10-point scale. Up until now, we gave courses at iStill HQ in the Netherlands, in the USA, and in Australia.

What we have learned is that the courses in the Netherlands see students from all over the world … including North America and Australia. Most of the American and Australian students love to take the longer trip to see our facilities and meet the team, and that is hugely appreciated.

Given the fact that we have a complete hall, dedicated to educational purposes, in the Netherlands, we have decided to centralize the iStill University Courses at our Head Quarters. There, we do not have to make any compromises, we are supported by the whole team, to give you the best experience and the most profound distillers education possible. No more courses abroad for 2020 and 2021.

To help mitigate travel expenses, there is a regional discount code for you to benefit from. For more info, see:

https://istillblog.com/2020/01/27/travel-expense-compensation-to-amsterdam/

Focus on Value Creation

iStill has seen huge growth over the past years. With sales numbers rising by 50 to 100% per year. In a mere 6 1/2 years we have become the world’s leading manufacturer of distillation equipment. Over the last years, we have branched out to related industries, like low wines production, contract distilling, and portfolio distilling.

Investigating where we make a difference, where we have the most impact, leads to the following conclusion: it is through our equipment, our technology, and our willingness to share our distillation knowledge that we serve you best. This conclusion helps us focus on where iStill creates the most value for you: in supplying you with advanced distillation equipment and in training you in how to translate the associated theories and technological advantages into benefits for your distillery.

This means that our focus will be on education, equipment, and recipes. In other words: the iStill University, iStill equipment, and our recipe development department. We’ll stop low wines production, contract distilling, and portfolio distilling.

Conclusion

As we shift our attention towards professionalizing sales and support, and implement a focus on value creation, something remarkable happens. It is as if iStill (and you?) upshifted a gear or two. The organization feels leaner and meaner. And that feeling is backed up by your appreciation.

January sees a 100% growth in orders, and a 116% rise in leads, supporting the conclusion that we made the right decisions. The year 2020 promises to be another amazing growth-spurt for modern day craft distilling. I am happy and proud that iStill is at the forefront of that development.

At your service,

Drs. H.E.J. (Odin) van Eijk, MScBA, etc.

CEO of iStill.

Odin on focus …

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Modern-Day Distilling Takes Over England (6)!

Here is a map of the iStill customers in England. As you can see, there is no stopping progress! Are you considering to join the ever growing family of modern, 21st century distillers? Do you want to learn more about the amazing technology iStill has to offer? Do you want to learn about distilling via one of our courses? Then please reach out to us via Sales@iStillmail.com.

Modern-day distilling takes over the present-day world, including England …

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Modern-Day Distilling Takes Over North America (7)!

Here is a map of the iStill customers in North America. As you can see, there is no stopping progress! Are you considering to join the ever growing family of modern, 21st century distillers? Are you interested in our distilling courses? Do you want to learn more about the amazing technology we offer? Then please reach out to us via Sales@iStillmail.com.

Modern-day distilling takes over present-day North America …

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Travel Expense Compensation to Amsterdam!

Introduction

The iStill University is the world’s leading educational facility in the distilling industry. Students (around 200 per year) rate the courses with a 9.8 on a 10-point scale. To allow more people to participate and learn about the state of the art of all things craft distilling, we introduce new policy to make the iStill University more accessible.

Travel Expense Compensation

On the one hand, lots of people love to travel over to Amsterdam to visit us and participate at the iStill University Training at iStill’s HQ. On the other hand, it is, especially if you are from America, Asia, or Australia, quite the commitment. Traveling costs time and money. Spending time on education and on learning more on what equipment you might want to work with, is time well spent. But spending money … well, the less you spend, the more you’ve got left to invest in your distillery. We support that via the introduction of new policy:

  1. Making more Amsterdam-based iStill University Courses available;
  2. Introducing Travel Expense Compensation for those that travel from far away.

Here is the Travel Expense Compensation for traveling for courses at iStill’s Amsterdam HQ. Per continent:

  • Europe: EUR 200,- Travel Expense Compensation;
  • Americas, Asia, and Africa: EUR 400,- Travel Expense Compensation;
  • Australia: EUR 600,- Travel Expense Compensation.

Procedure

For course registration, go to http://www.iStill.com/university, select the course you want to attend, fill out your name, etc., and select the continent you travel from. The software will automatically deduct your Travel Expense Compensation.

Please note: Travel Expense Compensation is available from February 1st 2020 onwards. It is only applicable for people registering for our iStill University courses. Mis-use, where the wrong continent is intentionally selected to attain bigger financial rewards, voids the right to Travel Expense Compensation altogether.

Becoming the best distiller you can be? We’ll help get you there …

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Modern-Day Distilling Takes Over the World (5)!

Here is a map of the iStill customers in Scandinavia and the Baltics. As you can see, there is no stopping progress! Are you considering to join the ever growing family of modern, 21st century distillers? Do you want to learn more about the amazing technology iStill has to offer? Do you want to learn about distilling via one of our courses? Then please reach out to us via Sales@iStillmail.com.

Modern-day distilling takes over the present-day world …

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Modern-Day Distilling Takes Over the World (4)!

Here is a map of the iStill customers in Ireland. As you can see, there is no stopping progress! Are you considering to join the ever growing family of modern, 21st century distillers? Then please feel free to reach out to us.

For more information on our distillery set-ups, our courses, or simply for proper introductions to a referring iStill distillery in your vicinity, send an email to:

  • Jason@iStillmail.com (North and South America);
  • Sarah@iStillmail.com (Australia and New Zealand);
  • India@iStillmail.com (yes, India);
  • Aris@iStillmail.com (Mediterranean/Africa);
  • Rest of the world (including Ireland): Sales@iStillmail.com

Modern-day distilling takes over present-day Ireland …

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Modern-Day Distilling Takes Over the World (3)!

Here is a map of the iStill customers in Australia. As you can see, there is no stopping progress! Are you considering to join the ever growing family of modern, 21st century distillers? Then please feel free to reach out to us.

For more information on our distillery set-ups, our courses, or simply for proper introductions to a referring iStill distillery in your vicinity, send an email to:

  • Sarah@iStillmail.com (Australia and New Zealand);
  • Jason@iStillmail.com (North and South America);
  • India@iStillmail.com (yes, India);
  • Rest of the world: Sales@iStillmail.com

Modern-day distilling takes over present-day Australia …

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Teslaquila Cybertruck by iStill!

Introduction

A year and a half ago Elon Musk was found passed out against a Model 3, surrounded by “Teslaquila” bottles. Later, Elon filed a “Teslaquila” trademark and promised us he’d release the spirit soon. But what is soon in Elon-Time? To help bring Teslaquila to the market sooner, iStill, the world’s leading manufacturer of distillation equipment, decided to join the party and create both a recipe and distillery set-up to help Elon out, using the Tesla Cybertruck platform.

Elon passed out on Teslaquila …

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Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck is a futuristic truck that runs on electricity. It is expected to have a battery pack of 250 to 300 kWh and fully autonomous driving. With its ground clearance and advanced 3-motor, 4-wheel drive system it can take you anywhere.

Guess what fits perfectly in the Cybertruck’s bed …

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iStill

The iStill 2000 is a 21st century technology distillery that runs on electricity, and is up to 90% more efficient than traditional distilling solutions. With its advanced column design, automation and robotization it can make any drink to perfection, time and again, fully autonomous, including Teslaquila.

In order to create Teslaquila, all that is needed is agave syrup, yeast, and water. The iStill 2000, powered via the Cybertruck’s batery pack will do the rest. The Teslaquila Cybertruck can make up to 625 bottles of booze in one run, using no more than 200 kWh in the process.

With iStill technology the Cybertruck can make Teslaquila on autopilot …

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Tesla + iStill = Teslaquila Cybertruck

The Teslaquila Cybertruck can be ordered as of January 1st 2020. First deliveries will take place early 2021. The price of the Cybertruck/iStill hybrid that can make Teslaquila as well as any other spirit you are interested in will start at $ 150,000.

iStill’s Teslaquila Cybertruck …

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With column configuration …

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On the road …

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