Hope on Hopkins Distillery is an artisanal distillery in the heart of Cape Town that prides itself on truly crafting its own spirits. Unlike many gin distillers we make some of our gins from scratch ourselves, so that you know where it (and our carefully sourced quality ingredients) comes from. We’re one of the few distilleries in the world using barley as the base for our spirit, which we cook, ferment over several days and then triple distil to make our base neutral spirit for our London Dry and Salt River Gins. We then go on to distil a fourth time, allowing the alcohol vapours to infuse through select botanicals.
We are the proud owners of the first stills to be licensed by the City of Cape Town: Mildred and Maude. We’ve now added to our line up with a further pot still, Mouma, and also have a little experimental still which we use for recipe development. The stills are all named after our grandmothers: and are the real hard workers in the Distillery.