March 26th 2013
We just wanted to inform the team over at Hillbilly Stills that your products have the ability to make an internationally acclaimed award winning spirit. As of yesterday morning it has been announced that our product "Ugly California Moonshine" won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. The shine was judged against thousands of other entrants representing over 50 countries. We took home the bronze medal representing San Diego, USA for the first time ever.
We acknowledge that if it were not for your company's commitment to fine craftsmanship in making such outstanding equipment we would not have had the ability to make a product of this caliber.
As you can imagine, these results have significantly boosted the demand for our products. In the next few months we will need to expand operations to meet increasing demand. Kill Devil Spirit Co. would like to use Hillbilly Stills flutes and pot tops exculsively in this expansion. We have no desire to order massive, automated, foreign, big businss stills when we have such a reliable craft instrument made by your company.
If you would like to know more about our operation please visit us at:
We will be in touch very soon with some larger orders for your equipment. In the meantime, please feel free to spread the good news to your fans and associates!
Again, congratulations and thank you for caring about the quality of your products.
Kill Devil Spirit Co.
June 14 / 2012
Just wanted to take a moment to share my experiences with Mike & the rest of the crew at Hilbilly Still. I have purchased one of the top of the lone stills from Hillbilly stills, and since that additional order I have ordered time after time of more accesories & supplies and the Greatest thing about these guys is Supreme customer service. It seems anytime I have any question big or small I can usually get Mike or Matt on the phone and I hope they realize how appreciated this is from loyal customers and all the future customers. One of the Great things is how fast I get supplies when I place an order. So Hillbilly Still Crew keep up the good work & never loose sight of how important great customer service is. Obviously you guys have nailed it... Many thanks from someone who will remain a loyal customer.
June 15, Labor of Love.
Buy one, ARE YOU CRAZY? Unless you are an anal creative guy with a ton of tools and time, buy one. Buy one before Kentucky Shinner wises up and raises his prices.
(No he did not pay me to say this) And if you could get an OD piece? Who wouldn’t jump at that.
I buy at a wholesale plumbing supplier and KS sold me a few feet at the same price per foot that I would have had to pay and buy a full ten foot length. His price on the reducer was cheaper. At the price he quotes on his web site, I could buy all the materials, a twelve pack and get to work.
The amount of hours in making plates, drilling them and the time and work to make your coolers is huge. If you want to make booze, buy one.
Yes, I enjoyed building mine. It was a labor of love. I am sure as hell not going into the flute building business. I can make five cents an hour elsewhere.
May 7, 2011
I would recommend Hillbilly Stills to anyone! You've been more than helpful and have been great to deal with. I absolutely love my flute and I look forward to doing business with you again. Good luck KS!
I ordered one of these HillBilly Flutes from www.HillBillyStills.com about 6 weeks ago. It took a few weeks for it to ship because it was custom made by hand just for me. When it came in the mail, it was very well packaged. When I opened up the boxes, I was astonished at the weight of this thing!!! It is solid copper, and is very heavy duty.
I have run 3 or 4 different stills in the past (both pot stills, and reflux stills). This is the best of both worlds. I can run at pot still speed, but have a high ABV like a reflux still (90%+ every time at 1+ gallons per hour!). If I want a flavored spirit, I only run it once. If I’m going for a neutral I will run the product 2 or 3 times to strip out the flavors.
The HillyBilly Flute is the real deal! It is clear that this is hand made by a true craftsman! You can’t go wrong with this Still.
I just got my Hillbilly Flute with the 26 gallon milk can and man is it awesome. Looks like a piece of art. You guys not only make the best still I've ever seen but got it to me when you said.WOW. I didn't think craftsmanship, quality AND service existed in this day and age. You nailed it. I can’t wait to fire it up. Great doing business with you and THANK YOU.
I just recieved the 4" copper and the fittings that i ordered, and everything was PERFECT! my order arived fast and was well packaged, and everything was just as described.. ill be placing another soon!
thanks for your great service!
Mike... All I can say is "WOW!!!!!!"
This is by far the coolest and most bad ass thing I've ever bought. It is truly a work of art. The DVD is very helpful.I'm inspired by your genius. You are the man. Have a great week. Quit that job at the damn paper mill, brother! You've found your swan song.
All my best,