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Jul 26, 2016 12:19 PM ET

Archived: Sukkah Hill Spirits – A craft spirits distillery with a family of premium artisanal spirits

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Sukkah Hill Spirits

A craft spirits distillery with a family of premium artisanal spirits.

Sukkah Hill Spirits is changing the world of spirits, alcohol, and premium liqueur.

Sukkah Hill Spirits was founded in 2013 by the husband and wife team of Howard and Marni Witkin to commercialize the delicious and popular Etrog Liqueur that Marni first developed in her kitchen six years earlier.

Sukkah Hill Spirits’ products are completely handmade and truly authentic. Our fruit is harvested and processed by hand before we craft our award-winning spirits. All of our spirits are then blended, mixed, measured, and tested by hand.

The process is artisanal, but it’s scalable up to 40,000 cases in our current facility. We know that there is a demand for our products and we are prepared to meet it.


The market is thirsty for craft spirits that are delicious and unique, mixable and versatile, popular and profitable.

Sukkah Hill Spirits is here to quench that thirst.


Sitting at the intersection of craft spirits and premium spirits, Sukkah Hill Spirits is what the market has been seeking.

Sukkah Hill Spirits creates versatile and multi-functional spirits.

Whether you are looking for an elegant and flavorful premium liqueur to sip neat or on ice,

Or, whether you are after a cocktail or mixed drink component  with the strength and complexity of flavor to elevate a cocktail,

Sukkah Hill Spirits has just what you need.

Sukkah Hill Spirits is helping:

Sukkah Hill Spirits is the ideal thirst quencher in a thirsty world.


Sukkah Hill Spirits creates premium liqueurs that are designed for an upscale, booming cocktail market.

In addition to being unique, flavorful, and versatile, Sukkah Hill Spirits’ products are also:

Sukkah Hill Spirits offers unique premium spirits, rated by the Seattle Post Intelligencer as “the best one-two punch in American Liqueurs”.

Etrog Liqueur – Created from a rare citrus fruit that is rumored to capture the aroma of the Garden of Eden, Sukkah Hill Spirits’ Etrog Liqueur has a fragrant citrus presentation. At 76 proof, it is a lightly sweet citrus liqueur. Delightful to sip neat, Etrog adds incredible floral notes to cocktails. Wine Enthusiast named  it one of the top 100 spirits in the world.

Besamim Liqueur – An aromatic spice liqueur with notes of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon. At 74 proof, Besamim Liqueur is perfect on the rocks or as a base in mixed cocktails. The Beverage Testing Institute calls it an “elegant, natural, and balanced spice flavor” and rates it EXCEPTIONAL.

CALI California Sipping Whiskey – CALI is smooth and rich with just a bit of Rye complementing a subtle sweetness with hints of caramel, vanilla bean, honey and oak   An elegant, drinkable  twist on American Whiskey.  


Since Sukkah Hill Spirits came onto the scene in 2013, we’ve had some amazing success.

  • Released two gold medal winning liqueurs. Our Etrog Liqueur has been named as one of the top 100 spirits in the world by Wine Enthusiast. Our Besamim Liqueur received a 92 point “Exceptional” rating from the Beverage Testing Institute.
  • Crossed all regulatory and federal licensing barriers to entering the market.We now have distribution contracts in 13 states and Canada.
  • Established proprietary recipes. We are the only manufacturer producing our unique flavor profiles.


  • Obtained distribution and chain agreements. We have a distribution agreement with Southern Wine and Spirits in California and a chain agreement with Ralphs/Kroger.
  • Opened our own federally licensed distilled spirits plant. Our plant has the capacity to meet our growing production needs.

“The delicate Etrog liqueur has a sweetness balanced by a slightly bitter finish.  It is What to Sip”    NY Times

“By itself, with maybe two rocks in the glass, it’s downright spiritual… the absolute best of their types I have ever tasted” Seattle Post Intelligencer

“Did I tell you that I love them?” Cocktail Whisperer – Foodista.com

“Spiced rum fans will be floored by Besamim… their brilliant vanilla/cinnamon/spice liqueur …the absolute best of their types I have ever tasted…  A near perfect spice liqueur.” Seattle Post Intelligencer

‘I am not joking when I say that this is in my top three cocktails that I have ever created.” Bourbon and Banter

“Besamim and Bourbon is what I wish cinnamon whiskey tasted like… authentic and homemade.  Besamim is exceptionally smooth” Bourbon and Oak

  • Received tremendous press coverage. We’ve been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as Wine Enthusiast, Chilled Magazine, and Bourbon and Banter.
  • Created a unique California Whiskey. We are preparing to launch CALI Distillery and its incredible new California Sipping Whiskey
  • Initiated international distribution: We are building partnerships to facilitate broad international distribution.

All of this and Sukkah Hill Spirits is just getting started. We plan to keep growing, and you can help.

Request access to the business plan tab of this profile to see where Sukkah Hill Spirits is going and how you can help us get there.



Marni started it all, without even realizing that she was starting a liqueur business. What started as sharing homemade drinks with friends quickly grew into a popular and award-winning craft spirits distillery. Today, Marni guides and guards all design aspects of Sukkah Hill Spirits. She develops our flavor profiles, and oversees our art design and messaging. It keeps Marni busy, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Howard serves as President of Sukkah Hill Spirits, offering 30 years of experience as a CEO in technology, systems integration, internet marketing, and finance startups. He uses his background in business process automation, public relations, marketing communications, and internet marketing to drive Sukkah Hill Spirits’ distribution and client acquisition efforts.

Nick handles our east coast operations and recruits distributors and brokers. He brings decades of industry experience and extensive spirits industry contacts to his work with Sukkah Hill Spirits. Having been a regional VP, Nick brings tremendous credibility to our efforts to expand our distribution footprint.

Abraham brings a decade of experience in media and corporate sponsorships to his work spearheading our media initiatives and strategic partnerships with actors, musicians, YouTubers, and other millennial influencers. He leads our efforts to promote our product lines and build pop culture awareness of Sukkah Hill Spirits.

Aaron supervises creation of our marketing and communications materials, from point of sales displays to Sukkah Hill Spirits’ web presence. He is a whiz at SEO and online marketing.

Contact Information:

Marni Witkin - Founder

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