Although Irish whiskey is the natural choice for a St Patrick’s Day cocktail recipe, there’s no harm in a bit of experimentation. In this recipe, Irish whiskey is traded out for a sweeter American cousin – the award-winning Bespoke Bourbon Cream from Black Button Distilling.
PIRIE JONES GROSSMAN
In this series called “Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In The Second Chapter Of My Life “ we are interviewing successful people who reinvented themselves in a second chapter in life, to share their story and help empower others.
As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Barrett.
THE WHISKEY WASH
According to a 2020 economic impact study of the New York State Distilled Spirits Industry, the Empire State is now the second largest in terms of distillers in the country.
A standout among those craft distilleries is Rochester’s Black Button Distilling, the first grain-to-glass distillery in the city since prohibition. Black Button grew its business by more than 20 percent last year despite tougher restrictions and closings due to the pandemic.
Galentine’s Day is the day to honor female friendships! February 13th marks this special day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than surprising your friends with your cocktail making.
ROCHESTER FIRST – WROC
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester distillery and community mainstay Black Button Distilling celebrated their two millionth bottle Tuesday.
The special bottle of Single Barrel Bourbon was manually filled by their master distiller Jeff Fairbrother. In keeping with their tradition of giving back, the bottle will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.
Rochester, N.Y. – Black Button Distilling marked a milestone Tuesday, filling its two-millionth bottle of spirits.
Black Button’s founder, Jason Barrett, says what started as a dream has flourished over the past decade into something he never would have imagined.
EDIBLE FINGER LAKES
Black Button Distilling was founded on June 6, 2012. The first bottles rolled off the line December 20, 2013 with the first sales the following day. Black Button Distilling opened fully to the public on January 25, 2014, and celebrated the 1 millionth bottle in July 2019. The 2 million milestone is particularly noteworthy as it was reached at a rapid pace: only 19 months after hitting the 1 million bottle mark, and despite the challenges of COVID-19.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Black Button Distilling has been making spirits on Railroad Street since 2013. Tuesday was a day to celebrate.
“So we are looking at the 2 millionth bottle of Black Button bourbon that has been made here in Rochester,” Master Distiller Jason Barrett said.
WINE INDUSTRY NETWORK
Rochester, NY based Black Button Distilling stands out among the state’s leading distilleries. The city’s first grain-to-glass distillery since prohibition and a certified NYS Farm Distillery, Black Button grew by over 20% in 2020 despite restrictions and closings due to the pandemic
Rochester, New York’s Black Button is quickly becoming one of the most highly respected distilleries in the state. Its award-winning small-batch, four-grain bourbon is made from 60% corn, 20% wheat, 9% rye, 11% barley — with each grain coming from Edgewood Farms in nearby Groveland.