All Hope Spirits are distilled on site
As the first licensed small batch distillery in Cape Town, Hope Distillery is one of the pioneers of this method of distillation in South Africa.
All Hope Spirits are distilled on site in authentic copper pot and stainless steel stills. Hope Distillery’s resident Gin & Spirit Maker, Lucy Beard and her team of Stillmen hand-craft our Hope Small Batch Vodka, Esperanza Agave Spirit and range of Hope Gins.
The perfect accompaniment to special moments
Hope Distillery is constantly experimenting and striving for excellence, mixing up new ideas and honing our unique formulas in our custom-built distillery.
Our spirits are conceptualised by Lucy Beard and then perfected in our stills, Mildred, Mouma, Maude and Mad Mary, which are named after Lucy and co-founder Leigh Lisk’s grandmothers. Our team and stills work tirelessly to ensure maximum smoothness is achieved in all our batches.
Hope Distillery is the proud owner of the first stills ever to be licensed by the City of Cape Town, making us the city’s original small batch distillery. Numbered 001 and 002, the stills are known as Mildred and Maude and are both stainless steel pot stills. As our business expanded, we added a further pot still, Mouma, and a beautiful hybrid copper still, Mad Mary