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About Odin

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  • Birthday 02/28/1969

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    Building state-of-the-art distilling equipment, designing state-of-the-art drinks

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  1. If you want to see more about iStill in Scotland, please click on this link: https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/dornoch-distillery-2/ Regards, Odin.
  2. I am currently doing a tour of Scotland. The last few days I spend in Dundee, in the so-called Scottish lowlands, where we help set up the Verdant Spirits Company. I met with Andrew Mackenzie and we made some awesome gin together. Another medal winner, I predict! Here is a link with some pics: https://www.facebook.com/VerdantSpirits/ Today, I traveled north to visit Neil and Katie, who are starting up a vodka distillery (with rum and whisky to follow) in the Speyside region of Scotland. They ordered an iStill 500 NextGen to start their business up. And that unit will be joined by an iStill 2000 NextGen before the end of this year. From Neil and Katie's Blackford Craft Distillery, the voyage took me to beautiful Dornoch. Right, highland territory. What the guys were making, when I arrived? Single malt whisky, of course! Here's a short video: Tomorrow? Tomorrow The Dornoch Boys Simon and Philip will be making some awesome Dornoch Gin. And the day after? We plan to do a 1.5 distillation approach on the single malt they stripped today. I will keep you posted! Odin.
  3. Here's more on the smaller barrels we make: https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/making-30-liter-istill-barrels/ Regards, Odin.
  4. We are launching iStills now! Not kidding you. this one is currently flying to Cornwall. Another one is ready to fire. Count down initiated ... five ... four ... three ... Regards, Odin.
  5. ... and here are a few pictures of another iStill 500 NextGen going to a customer that needs more production capacity, because his gin is a huge commercial success: https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/angel-gin-boosts-production/ Today my crew has build up two more stills. I will be testing them tomorrow! Regards, Odin.
  6. Schouten Distillery is setting up their distilling equipment! https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/schouten-distillery/ Regards, Odin.
  7. Here's a short video of a vodka run with the iStill 500 NextGen. Making 96.5% strong alcohol at a production rate of around 18 liters per hour. Regards, Odin.
  8. Great gin workshop with 11 participants!
  9. Here is a customer review on the gin (and iStill) we helped him out with: " Hi Odin, Since last week, I’ve been having the occasion sniff of our gin and even the occasional sip. We brought back two bottles to London. I have been a bit nervous about the spicy undertones but decided to give it the full five weeks before making a final judgement. Today, I had three guys over or a work session (IT Business) and gave them some of the gin to taste at lunchtime. We had it with Fever Tree (Classic Indian) and a slice of orange and ice. I can honestly say that I was blown away by it. It really is completely delicious and the rest of the team agreed strongly! They are all keen to buy. The best bit is that we have four weeks to go ‘resting time’ before we actually bottle and already this is showing truly great promise. Jude has done a great job with the recipe (we need to keep those cloves dialled right down) and you have done an amazing job getting us this far. I’m completely delighted and I’m sure Jude is too. I have great confidence in the product, which is just what you need if you’re going to be selling it, and I can’t thank you enough. We’ll keep you posted on sales. We’ve just bought another 200ltrs of GNS today. All the very best, Peter. "
  10. Just finished testing an iStill 500 NextGen. The unit will go to the UK coming Tuesday. Those are the best days: when I get to do some distilling! We are also making new batches of iStill Barrels for our customers. Here's how we make them: https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/how-istill-barrels-are-made-1/ Regards, Odin.
  11. Bonjour! I have visited Quebec twice now and loved it. Montreal and around there. Not a whole lot of time to look around, since we were building up distilleries, but I remember beautiful girls, loads of snow and loads of cold beers! Enchante! Odin.
  12. It's busy at our factory! Regards, Odin.
  13. iStill Mechanic William helps assembling the iStill 2000 NextGen ...
  14. Here's a picture of our new grooving machine. Grooving? Yes, for our barrels. We don't just make distilling equipment, we also have a cooperage that makes great barrels. We do that, because there is a shortage in barrels, and we want to help our customers out, by granting them access to top shelf barrels at very affordable prices. https://istillblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/advanced-barrel-making/ Regards, Odin.
  15. H there, Here's a picture of me in front of a new iStill 2000 NextGen. 2000 liter net boiler content. That's 530 gallon. Electrically heated (0 to 36 kW). Automated, internet connected and robotized, this unit can make any thing from taste rich whiskey, rum, and brandy to pure GNS and/or vodka. And it can do so by simply choosing a certain program on the touch screen computer. No need to change anything to the column, the computer and robotization takes care of any product you want to make. With automated cuts for heads, hearts and tails, with automated sterilization and cleaning programs, with integrated copper catalyst, remote access, control and still management. This piece of kit does not have the agitator or boiler radiator, so it can't mash or ferment. The customer wanted a still and no more. Then again ... all preparations are there, so should he - in the future - face a bottle neck at mashing or fermenting, he can upgrade at minimal costs. We'll do tests early next week and after that it'll get shipped to the USA. If we are not too busy or forget, I'll try to shoot a short video. Regards, Odin.