The inspiring story of the beginnings of Hope on Hopkins in Cape Town – Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk chisel their way from law to gin distilling.

Hope on Hopkins is a small artisanal distillery in Cape Town that prides itself on truly crafting its spirits. Set up by two ex-lawyers, Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk, who followed their hearts and turned their hands to distilling, they currently handcraft several gins, a small-batch vodka and a 100% agave spirit. Hope on Hopkins alternatively host martini masterclasses or gin appreciation experiences on the first Wednesday of each month in order to celebrate the fine art of batch distilling, to teach people more about the artisanal distilling process and of course the sheer joy of the perfect gin, cocktail or classic martini.

Videography: Alessandra Squarzon