Hope Distillery was the first licensed small batch distillery to open in Cape Town and was one of the pioneers in the South African gin game. Its founders, Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk, started small but now not only create their own spirits (a range of gins, vodka, an agave spirit and a soon-to-launch rum) but are also market leaders in contract distillation, producing other top-selling local gin and spirits brands.
Visit Hope Distillery’s new cocktail bar, UNSALTED, run in collaboration with cocktail masters SIP Exclusive, which is open in the Distillery Tasting Room space every Friday from 4pm. The Tasting Room looks over the Distillery floor, so you get to see where the magic happens while sipping on a Hope cocktail.
You can also visit the Distillery to purchase their gins and other spirits Mondays to Fridays (in keeping with current lockdown regulations), or order them through the Distillery website.
Keep an eye on their social media pages for Distillery news.