Black Button Distilling’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named the Best Whiskey in New York State at the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition, as well as Best in Class for Bourbon Whiskey in a tie with Casey Jones Distillery in KY. Distilled from New York State corn, wheat, rye and malted barley, Black Button’s Single […]

Best Whiskey in New York State: Black Button Distilling’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon

The Backbone of Flavor & Aroma Part 2: The Mash Bill is a spirited discussion among distillers and bourbon lovers alike. As a reminder when you read this series, you really should do so with a glass of great bourbon in your hand. You’ll get a better appreciation for the complex aromas and flavors that […]

Behind the Still: The Mash Bill

The Town Famous for the Loganberry Drink In Buffalo, there are many celebrated local favorites, and you may be thinking: “Of course! They must mean buffalo wings.” You are correct, but wings are truly just the beginning. When you come to town, you must start your day with a peanut stick from Paula’s, swing up […]

A Taste of Buffalo: From Loganberry Drink to Loganberry Gin

Black Button Distilling Celebrates a Decade ofGrain to Glass Locally Made Craft Spirits  In the ten years since Black Button Distilling was founded by Founder and Master Distiller Jason Barrett at just 24 years old, the Rochester-based distillery has made an indelible impact on not only the local food and beverage scene, but the local community. This […]

Cheers to 10 Years!

Part 1: Bourbon Yeast Strains, The Engine That Starts a Great Spirit The following is part one of our new Behind the Still Series, where we dive into the depths and details of America’s Spirit: bourbon. So when you read this series, you should do so with a glass of great bourbon in your hand. […]

Behind the Still Series: Bourbon Yeast Strains

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Spring has sprung, and it’s time to break out the floral gin cocktails to celebrate! The annual release of our Lilac Gin is here, just in time. We’re proud of our Lilac Gin for many reasons, and it’s the perfect base for some of our favorite floral gin cocktails So let’s dive into the deep […]

Lilac Gin Release: Perfect Floral Gin Cocktails

It’s beginning to look a lot like … holiday baking time! With the holidays, people always love some good boozy holiday desserts. Good thing we have the perfect spirit to use in your next baking adventure… Do you love our Bourbon Cream? Well, we’ve got a pretty sweet holiday surprise for you: Bourbon Cream desserts. […]

4 Boozy Holiday Desserts to Upgrade Your Baking Game

The holidays are just around the corner – and gift giving can be stressful! We’re here to help with these liquor gift ideas. We’ve rounded up to the top 9 gifts that we think any spirit lover would love to unwrap this holiday season.

9 Liquor Gift Ideas for the Holidays

What is spent grain, and what does it have to do with distilling? Spent grain is produced from distillery processes, and Black Button gives back to our local communities by donating our spent grain to local farmers for their livestock.

The Value of Spent Grain: Celebrating National Farmer’s Day

We usually talk about extraordinary drinks and spirits on this blog, but we realized we should also take a moment to highlight some delicious food to pair with our great cocktails and spirits! In terms of good food and how to make it, today’s guest blogger is a master. And what better thing to master than a perfectly cooked steak?

Grilling Steak Tips from DeBragga Master Chef Lydia