Odin van Eijk is the Founder and CEO of iStill, one of the world’s leading distillery manufacturers, with over 1000 distilleries around the world.
iStill have a long history of supporting the Craft Distilling Expo and this year we are proud to say they are our platinum sponsors.
Please introduce yourself and what you do for iStill.
My name is Odin, and I am the founder and CEO of iStill.
What is the role of iStill in the distilling industry?
iStill designs, manufactures, and sells the world’s most advanced distillation system. Helped by our adagium “Distilling made easy”, we use technology, education, and consultancy to empower the craft distilling industry in general and our customers specifically.
Can you give a brief history on iStill?
iStill, after three years of prototyping, started in 2013. In less than a decade, we became the world’s leading manufacturer of distilleries. We have over 1,000 customers globally and produce over 200 distilleries per year.
What do you like about working for iStill?
What’s amazing – even after a decade of helping change the industry – is how innovative iStill is. I love working for the company, because of the creativity. Dozens of people strive to invent new things that make the day-to-day life of craft distillers a little bit better or easier. And hundreds of customers chime in and share their feedback, as we move forward.
What can iStill offer customers that makes them stand out?
Distilling is not just about acquiring the best technology, but also about learning how to use it to your advantage. iStill delivers amazing technology, with a longevity of 20 to 30 years. We educate our customers both online and via practical courses at the iStill Distilling University in the Netherlands. We offer recipe development services as well as a community where all iStill customers can interact and learn from each other.
Why should people come to your stall at the October Expo?
The London Craft Distilling Expo is the place to go to if you are a craft distiller or future craft distiller that wants to stay up to date with industry wide developments.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Nope, that’s about it. If you have any more Q’s please let me know.