All Hope Spirits are distilled on site
As the first licensed small batch distillery in Cape Town, Hope Distillery has come a long way from when it launched with just one stainless steel pot still and a small column still.
All Hope Spirits are distilled on site using both 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 (a stainless steel pot still) and Maude (originally a stainless steel column still, and now adapted to be used for gin). As our business expanded, we added a further stainless pot still, Mouma, and a beautiful hybrid copper still, Mad Mary.