How it started?
In 2010 our founder, drs. Edwin van Eijk (Odin), got introduced to distilling and it stole his heart. After learning all about the noble art of Craft Distilling, and after consulting with numerous distillers all over the world for two years, he decided to start iStill. It’s goal? To introduce modern, game changing, 21 st century technology to the distilling industry, aiming to make the lives of Craft Distillers easier.
Why do we do the things we do?
What makes our clock tick, here at iStill, is that we love to bash the status quo. In everything we do, we believe that challenging the existing state of affairs is the way to move forward. We believe in thinking outside the box and in doing things differently.
How do we do that?
iStill challenges the status quo by using by designing innovative and beautifully designed products, that are easy to use and outperform anything else.
What we do?
We design, build, and sell revolutionary distillation, fermentation, and mashing equipment for the Craft Distiller.
Where we are situated?
iStills are designed, produced, assembled, and tested in the Netherlands, near the city of Amsterdam. The Netherlands is Europe’s most competitive and innovative economy. Worldwide it is ranked 4th overall (source: WEF). Designing and producing in the Netherlands gives iStill access to some of the best trained and most innovative workforce the world has to offer; a major competitive asset.
How that benefits our customers?
By bringing Craft Distilling into the 21st century, we are able to provide our customers with equipment that outperforms anything else. Both in versatility, in overall performance and spirit quality. And in lower running costs, and better warranty terms and service.
Do you want to know more about our customers and how we service them?
We have over 600 customers. They can be found on all continents safe Antarctica. In 2017 the iStill Factory produces 200 distilleries. 2018 will see a 50% increase: we expand our production capacity to 300 distilleries.
At the iStill University, we train 200 distillers in the noble arts of advanced distilling. That is 200 distillers per year.
At the iStill Laboratory, we help our customers design the best spirits in the world. Per year, iStill helps develop over a hundred spirits. Gins, vodkas, rums, whiskies, brandies and a variety of liqueurs and specialties.
More services for the craft distilling industry? Yes! We also offer contract distilling and warehousing. We train you, we help you design award winning drinks, and we build the stills and barrels you need to produce your spirits in abundance.
A black box, right? A black box indeed! If you want to join the Craft Distilling revolution, please feel free to reach out to us. We have brought the 21st century to Craft Distilling. We intend to keep on surprising you with more innovations in the months and years to come!
Regards, Drs. H.E.J. (Odin) van Eijk, MScBA, etc.
CEO of iStill.