Creating a Sonic Aged Bourbon There are many variables that go into the art of making a great bourbon. Among the most important include the oak character of the barrel that the bourbon ages in, and how long it ages. But there are several other important factors that impact the taste and feel of a […]

Sonic Barrel Aging: Bourbon Worthy of a Standing Ovation

New Year. New Chapter. As we move into 2023, it’s a good time to reflect on the year behind us with an eye on the future. There are so many achievements to celebrate just in the last year alone: easing into a post-Covid economy, celebrating 10 years of growth, and planning a significant expansion that […]

The SPIRITS of Black Button

When you think of bourbon, one of the quintessential images that comes to mind is a distillery rackhouse filled with oak barrels. Unique characteristics of every barrel and the aging process itself imparts the largest impact on a whiskey’s final character. Grab a glass, choose your favorite pour, and learn about barrel aging, and why […]


In the world of beer, exposure to ultraviolet sunlight has always been an important factor in taste and quality. Heavy exposure to UV rays can negatively impact the flavor of most beverages made with natural grains like barley, wheat, rye, and corn. But in the world of bourbon, sunlight is rarely a topic that’s discussed. […]

Behind the Still: How Sunlight Affects Bourbon

Making great bourbon is a complex and nuanced art and we’re diving deeper into how our bourbon making process differs from other distillers. Black Button’s unique distillation process and geographic terroir create a style unto itself. Literally, nobody in the whole world makes bourbon the way Black Button does, simply because they can’t! It’s a […]

Behind The Still: Rochester Style 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

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