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7 Reasons To Visit A Bourbon Tasting Room


7 Reasons To Visit A Bourbon Tasting Room


Written by Thomas Adams 
September 27, 2013

With the surge of craft distilleries across the country, it’s a great time to check out your local bourbon tasting room to see what all the rage is about. If you’re a burgeoning craft cocktail fledgling, visiting a bourbon tasting room is a good starting point to sample spirits and learn more about the craft cocktail fever. If you’re a seasoned veteran, count it as another notch in your belt. Black Button offers comprehensive bourbon tasting journeys for novice drinkers to seasoned bourbon veterans. If you’re in the area, check out our Buffalo tasting room or our Rochester distillery to experience everything from our straight 4 grain bourbon to our smooth drinking signature bourbon cream. Looking for some inspiration to pay us a visit? Here are seven reasons to visit a bourbon tasting room.


A bourbon tasting room is a great place to check out your local distillery’s events. Both our Buffalo Tasting Room and our Rochester Distillery offer monthly cocktail classes. Our pros will take you through the steps to make the most popular craft cocktails. After, you can flex your mixologist muscle when you host your next summer barbecue. Be prepared for your friends to call on you as their impromptu bartender at their parties.

Both locations also offer Sunday Fun Day, a great experience for two that includes a spirits tasting, craft cocktails, and a discount on spirits. Dial up your better half, bestie, mother, or brother, it’s time to enjoy Sunday as it should be—slow and easy. If you can’t make it on Sunday, check out our Saturday Bourbon & Beer Sampling for two, which includes spirits samples, a meat and cheese board, plus discounts on spirits.



Whether you’re looking to entertain 10 people or 50, both locations offer event space rental that include the following packages:

·       10 Person VIP Table Experience: Pick your favorite theme from five options for your group.

·       20 Person Tasting Experience: Includes a dedicated spirits guide and a sampling of four spirits.

·       20-50 Person Private Party: Includes reserved event space and custom tasting station.

·       Team Building, Cocktail Classes & Competitions: Get of the office for hands-on cocktail creation or an amateur bartender battle.

·       Charity Fundraising Events: Fundraisers don’t have to be boring! Includes donated raffle prizes, marketing for your event, and a percentage of sales to the charity.



Ready to celebrate a milestone in your life? Whether you were just promoted or finally quit that boring job, became engaged, are having your bachelor or bachelorette party, or won the lottery—we’ve got you covered. Whatever the occasion may be, grab your friends and family and reserve a tasting table for a unique experience at either bourbon tasting room. Table reservations hold up to ten people for two hours.


What makes a great date night? There are 3 elements that we think are standard ingredients for success when it comes to date planning success: a laid-back atmosphere conducive to getting to know someone, an opportunity to learn something new, and a chance to do something fun. A bourbon tasting room trip checks all those boxes in a big way. Plus, there’s bourbon. So be a date night hero by planning your night out in an engaging environment while enjoying some delicious spirits.



Is the boss grinding your team extra hard lately? Are your clients driving you mad? Whatever your cares, it’s time to dial up some much-needed team building at a bourbon tasting room for a Friday Happy Hour at our Buffalo Tasting Room. Watch your woes melt away over a handcrafted libation or beer with your co-workers. Vent as you please—what’s said here stays here and the boss isn’t invited.


A bourbon tasting room isn’t for boys only and whiskey is no longer a man’s drink. Meet your best gal pals at a bourbon tasting room to sample the same fine spirits that our country has enjoyed for centuries. We can’t promise “No Boys Allowed,” but we can certainly promise an evening spent laughing with your girls and de-stressing from the week.


There doesn’t have to be a special occasion or unique event to visit a bourbon tasting room. Any day is the perfect day to enjoy handcrafted cocktails with your tribe, whether it be family, friends, or both. Our menu includes a mix of classic and seasonal cocktails sure to please even the choosiest critic. We like to think that good company plus good drinks is just another way to say cheers To a Day Well Done.

Black Button Distilling is Rochester’s first and finest grain-to-glass distillery since prohibition. With locations in Rochester and Buffalo, contact us today to plan your visit!

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