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This is going to be another innovation filled week! We are doing a special product to help a Scottish customer out. Interesting "new" still design. We'll share more info on the blog tomorrow. Do check it out!
 
We are also working on a new and dynamic way to further improve cuts management. More info on that later this week as well.
 
Some new innovations relating to heater design are next. Not sure if we can share more this week already, but we're working our *sses of to get there.
 
And last but far from least ... the new iStill Mini is about to see the light of day!

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Here is a special project we are doing for one of our Scottish customers. The goal was to reinterpret the traditional Scottish single malt whisky potstill in an iStill manner.

We designed the first unit and the build is almost ready. Pictures in a week or so. Here's a rendering to wetten the appetite. And a blog post with more information on its technological innovations.

https://istillblog.com/2018/06/05/special-project-for-scotland/

Regards, Odin. 

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Delivering an iStill Distillery to a customer in Texas!

  • iStill 100;
  • iStill 500;
  • iStill 2000;
  • iStill Extractor.

And there is still an accelerated aging machine on its way ...

Regards, Odin.

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More pictures from the distillery in Texas!
 
Regards, Odin.

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Do you want to see some tests of the iStill Mini? The day before yesterday we made some buckwheat whiskey with it. After some accelerated aging it came out pretty okay! I mean for what's basically a one day old product (we are testing, remember?). Yesterday we turned the remainder of the buckwheat wash into a vodka. Here's a picture of the result ...

Odin.

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Much of my team is already on its way to Jersey City, where we'll give an advanced gin class. From Monday to Thursday. I'll take the plane tomorrow morning myself. Maybe see one or two of you there?

Regards, Odin.

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Keynote 2018/1 will be on July 17th. Loads of innovations to share!

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On 6/25/2018 at 3:08 PM, Odin said:

Keynote 2018/1 will be on July 17th. Loads of innovations to share!

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Is this an online thing or in person?

 

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Online and personal. Podcast and online stuff combined.

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Here are a few pictures of the new iStill 5000 we are currently building for Minhas Distilling, Canada! Production is ready. Assembly is next. After that? Testing and then transport. The unit will be on its way in about a week and a half from now!

Regards, Odin.

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Wilco at Vossenberg Distillery makes whisky on the iStill 100!

 
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Another iStill for Scotland!

 

 

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First iStill Mini on its way to the USA!

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Building another iStill 5000. And next month we'll be building two more! More news? Yes! In just six hours from now, we'll release the iStill Keynote 2018/1. We'll be introducing no less than 8 innovations to make distilling easier.

If you want to be kept in the loop, please see: https://istill.eu/istillkeynote

Regards, Odin.

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iStill Keynote 2018/1:

https://istill.eu/keynote2k18

Regards, Odin.

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New glass column segments for all of our stills:

Regards, Odin.

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First of all congrats to all the iStill customers that participated at IWSC. 18 medals and counting! Feeling very proud!

Then we also have a new innovation at hand: a potstill column!

What is it?

An iStill with a potstill column. A stainless steel U-tube acts as the lyne arm. The column cooler acts as its overall cooler. The product or after cooler is not needed in potstill set-up.

How does it make distilling easier?

The potstill column helps craft distillers that make taste rich products like whisk(e)y, rum, brandy and gin. It also helps craft distillers that are height restricted, since this set-up saves up to a meter in total system height.

Who can/should buy this?

Any craft distiller that wants to make taste rich product and/or is height restricted.

Pricing and availability?

Available on the iStill 100, 500, 2000, and 5000. This option is an addition to the existing fractionating column and robot. This means that when a customer orders the potstill column, he will also always get the fractionating column and the robot. It also means that retrofitting any nextgen iStill with the potstill column is entirely possible.

This option costs EUR 1.500,- for the iStill 100, EUR 2.500,- for the iStill 500, and EUR 3.500,- for the iStills 2000 and 5000.

Movie?

Here we go:

 

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New innovation: Dynamic Cuts Management!

What is it?

Advanced per second monitoring and management of vapor speeds, air resistance, and air pressure with the goal of helping the craft distiller to make perfect cuts time and again.

How does it make distilling easier?

DCM basically equips the iStill with the world’s best and most sophisticated digital master distiller. It helps make perfect cuts and makes the need to stabilize obsolete, shaving of one hour of the craft distiller’s working day. DCM applies to both potstill and pure distillation runs.

Who can/should buy this?

Any craft distiller ordering iStills should order DCM as well. Customers running 2018 MY iStills 100, 500, 2000, and 5000 should also all upgrade. Especially pot distillers!

Pricing and availability?

Dynamic Cuts Management is available on the iStill 100, 500, 2000, and 5000. On new units and retrofitable on existing 2018 MY iStills. This option costs EUR 2.000,- per unit.

Impact?

On a scale of 1 to 10? A 10, definitely. DCM marries the best spirit quality to the easiest and most efficient production operation. Per second digital monitored and optimized runs is something even Big Alcohol can only dream of ….

Movie?

Here we go: https://istillblog.com/2018/07/26/innovation-dynamic-cuts-managment/

Regards, Odin.

 

 

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