We’re really pleased to be able to report that we’re nearly ready to launch. Its been a long, hard and at times frustrating journey, but the end is finally in sight. We’ve perfected our single malt vodka and are very happy with our first style of gin, a slightly South African take on a classic London dry. The final frontier is getting the correct warehousing approvals from the South African Revenue Service. We started dialogue with them back in July and it’s taken this long for them to figure out what they should do with us: the one big issue of being the first distillery in Cape Town – they have never had to deal with such things before. We are hopeful that this will be sorted out in the coming weeks and are aiming for a mid-May launch.
We’ve launched on social media: find @HopeOnHopkins on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; and are building our website at the moment.
Our bottles are here, labels have gone to print and it will then just be a matter of filling the bottles. Watch this space!
A mid-May launch would be highly symbolic – was it not last May that you bought the property? Trust that your trials, hard work and persistence will soon be rewarded. With love, M and T.