Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hope on Hopkins new Cape Town Distillery


I went for a gin tasting at Hope on Hopkins – it's the mother city's first gin distillery, based in Salt River. Gin is certainly very trendy at the moment and I'm a massive fan of a good G&T, so I'm more than happy to see all these artisan products popping up. I also frequent Mother's Ruin (https://www.facebook.com/mothersruincpt) on Bree Street and the secret gin bar behind Honest Chocolate (http://www.honestchocolate.co.za/) on Wale Street – both of these gin bars stock a variety of SA products and some intriguing international options.


While you can currently only buy the  London Dry-style gin, the SA-style (with Buchu) is super-delicious and aromatic and will be available soon. It's called the Salt River Gin. What a great Christmas present idea!!!

For more information, visit their website: http://hopeonhopkins.co.za/
Tours and tastings can be arranged by appointment on late afternoons, from Wednesday to Saturday for groups of up to 12 people.



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