We’re taking you back 100 years to the era of Prohibition and Prohibition Whiskey in Rochester, New York! When you sip on our Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey, you are sipping on a testament to our city’s past.

Pre-Prohibition Whiskey: A Taste of History

“As good as, or better.” That’s Master Distiller Jeff Fairbrother’s motto. Because while every single batch of Black Button bourbon is guaranteed to be as good as the last, slight changes in the flavor profile make each batch unique. We are dedicated to releasing the perfect blend, and we take meticulous measures to do so.

Bourbon Blending with a Master Distiller

Faced with a potentially long-term shutdown, Black Button Distilling rallied as a team in less than 48 hours to produce FDA approved hand sanitizer. Completely transforming the Black Button business model has kept spirits going by protecting the community and getting Black Button employees back to work.

Keeping Spirits Going: Our 48-Hour Business Model Transformation

Where there are white oaks, there is an opportunity to create the perfect bourbon barrel. In 2020, we are taking our grain-to-glass mentality one step further by crafting our very own custom barrel.

Crafting the Perfect Bourbon Barrel: Our Homegrown All New York Bourbon

Unique combinations of gin botanicals have burst into the craft distillery scene recently. You can now enjoy sweet, spicy, and juicy versions of your favorite gin. But what are these gin botanicals, and how do distilleries create these profiles?

Gin Botanicals 101: Bursting with Flavor

  3 Things Every Successful Office Holiday Party Must Have Your office holiday party is more than just an end of year celebration; it’s an opportunity to gather employees for shared recreation, motivation, team-building and recognition. The company holiday party is also a great way to shape company culture and reward employees for a year of hard work.   Build an event with these […]

3 Things Every Successful Office Holiday Party Must Have

There’s a chill in the air as we travel deeper into the fall season, and what better way to enjoy the brisk weather than with a warm spiked coffee or White Russian? Elevate traditional cream liqueur cocktails by trading in the typical Irish Cream for an ounce or two of our Bespoke Bourbon Cream Liqueur. […]

Bourbon Cream vs. Irish Cream: Taste the Difference

There’s no better spirit to put you in the New York state of mind than this New York whiskey. Meet empire rye whiskey. Empire rye whiskey is as New York as bourbon is Kentucky. We love it because of it pays homage, in our humble opinion, to the finest state in our great nation. You’ll […]

New York State of Mind: Empire Rye Whiskey

Black Button Brand Ambassadors help drinkers navigate the complex (and delicious) world of high-quality spirits. We’re hiring folks who share our passion!

Have What it Takes to Be a Spirit Guide? Meet 2 of our Brand Ambassadors

Whether you’re a burgeoning craft cocktail fledgling or a seasoned veteran, there are many reasons to visit a bourbon tasting room. Here are the top seven.

7 Reasons to Visit a Bourbon Tasting Room