I love my gin, and I love entrepreneurs – so entrepreneurs making gin makes me doubly happy!
Ex-lawyers and partners Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk toil and play to bring you “grain to glass” spirits packed full of new flavours and an interesting range of botanicals, made by using the age old process of batch distillation with their two faithful stills – Mildred and Maude.
Hope on Hopkins Distillery is a small artisanal distillery in the heart of Cape Town that prides itself on truly crafting its own spirits. Unlike many gin distillers we don’t buy in the base spirit to flavour, but prefer to make it ourselves, so that you know where it (and our carefully sourced quality ingredients) comes from. Using South African grown malted barley, we cook, ferment over several days and then triple distil to make our base neutral spirit, a Single Malt Vodka – some of which is bottled for sale. We then go on to distil a fourth time, allowing the alcohol vapours to infuse through select botanicals.
Their dedication to their craft and respectful handling of carefully sourced quality ingredients culminates in their maiden craft triple distilled Hope on Hopkins Single Malt Vodka and their three Hope on Hopkins Gins: the classic London Dry Gin, the South African inspired Salt River Gin and the more experimental Mediterranean Gin.
Located on 7 Hopkins Street in Salt River, we are a working distillery but are willing to open our doors to those wanting to buy our spirits: you can pop past at any time, but to be certain that we will be here please contact us in advance. Alternatively arrange a Tour and Gin Experience.
Visit their website here or phone them on 021 447 1950.