Hope on Hopkins is line of gins produced in South Africa. The spirit base is made from wine grapes (the precursor of eau-de-vie, pisco, brandy, and many other spirits). This suits the wine-making region of South Africa and distinguishes itself from the wider world of gin that is made from grain spirit. The botanical infusions include olive, rosemary, basil, thyme, and cardamom. They describe it as a "dirty" gin in light of the Dirty Martini cocktails featuring olive juice. This is a highly distinctive style of gin and a significant departure from classic London dry styles.
Hope on Hopkins Distillery was founded on the elusive dream of many white-collar workers toiling in cubicle walls: Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk "abandoned" London to found the distillery in Cape Town, South Africa for the purpose of making gin. It is based upon the Mediterranean style of gin, which features more floral and citrus notes than the classic London dry styles of heavy juniper flavors.