We didn’t realize that we were going into the liqueur business. We just thought that we were sharing a delicious home made drink with friends. Our founder, Taste Mistress, and resident foodie – took a handful of holiday etrogs (What are Etrogs? They are an ancient heritage citrus fruit rumored to have the aroma of the Garden of Eden) and decided to make a liqueur for our own enjoyment. The result was fantastic. Sweet, clear, fruity, floral and powerful. We poured it for dinner guests, and they were hooked too. The next year we made a few bottles and brought them to holiday celebrations. Soon we had friends and neighbors asking if we could make them a bottle too. One of those neighbors shared a bottle with the spirits buyer of a major grocery chain. When he called us one day and said that he wanted to stock our liqueurs in his stores, we realized that we had something special.
By the time we caught our breath, we had an operating distilled spirits plant, pallets of liqueur, gold medals, industry recognition, and the best fruit liqueur on the market. We also had a handful of recipes for new spirits to rival our original. When we introduced our second liqueur – our aromatic spice liqueur called Besamim – to the market it was a hit. We discovered that the world is divided into Team Etrog and Team Besamim. We are still excited every time we discover another bar creating signature cocktails around our liqueurs.
We make every bottle by hand, in our little beach town distilled spirits plant from all natural ingredients, pure sugar cane spirits and delicious spring water. Never GMO. Never Industrial. Its real food (but high proof so be careful out there.)
We are truly excited to bring our family of natural hand crafted liqueurs to your family.
Howard and Marni Witkin