A great way to kick-off the New Year! Forbes Magazine lists our Citrus Forward Gin as one of the 15 Best All-American Gins To Try Right Now. According to Melissa Katrincic, a founding member of the U.S. Gin Association, “Botanicals of lemon and orange peel are infused into this gin using a macerated steeping process. […]

Citrus Forward Gin: One of the Best in the U.S. Right Now

Distillery to Quadruple in Size, Increase Spirits Production Capacity Tenfold, and Add 20 Jobs in the First Year On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Black Button Distilling, the first grain-to-glass craft spirits producer in Rochester, N.Y. since prohibition, announced the groundbreaking of a new tasting room and distillery at 1344 University Ave., Rochester, with a target opening […]

Black Button Distilling Announces Move to New Facility in 2023

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!

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



8 – Extremely good | A very odd rye whiskey, but it works!

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This is definitely a gin for fans of flowers. The flavor is pretty bold and shines most in flavorful cocktails. Or use it in a G&T and let the florals shine without much fussing.

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Jason Barrett, the president and Founder of Black Button Distilling, knows that that while Irish whiskey will be the “star of the show” on St. Patrick’s day, “we’ve also seen a huge increase in customer appetite to seek out locally-crafted bourbons to support their fellow countryman with their beverage choices …”

With St. Patrick’s Day Approaching, Beverage Experts Predict The Top Drinks Of The Holiday



In 2015, distillers from Black Button Distilling, Coppersea Distilling, Finger Lakes Distilling, Kings County Distillery, New York Distilling, and Tuthilltown Spirits created a new whiskey designation called Empire Rye. It’s a reference to New York’s importance in rye whiskey production prior to Prohibition. These distilleries (Van Brundt joined later) all make a whiskey from start to finish in New York using at least 75 percent New York-grown rye grain. The result is a delicious class of whiskeys that can compete with the best. These distilleries are ample reason enough to start with New York on any whiskey-focused road trip.

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The celebration is a tradition for many of us, whether we have a drop of Irish blood or not. While celebrations will be different this year, that doesn’t mean that you will not be able to toast the day away! If you’re joining in the fun, you will definitely need a few great drinks for the occasion whether a small fathering or virtual get-together.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With These Luck of The Irish Cocktails