From bottles to barware, these gift ideas are certainly worth celebrating.
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE
File under: Things to leave for Santa along with those cookies.
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE
From festive martinis to eggnog, these are the hands-down best cocktail recipes.
CRAFT SPIRITS MAGAZINE
Rochester, New York-based Black Button Distilling, the city’s first grain-to-glass distillery since prohibition, has donated over 1,600 gallons of FDA approved hand sanitizer to the state of New York in an effort to help maintain safe poll sites throughout the state for the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 3. Equivalent to over three million hand washes, Black Button Distilling’s contribution will be distributed at polling sites across the state.
Black Button Distilling is the area’s first grain-to-glass craft distillery, which means they process everything in house. The distillery is dedicated to supporting New York State agriculture by sourcing 90 percent of the ingredients locally. Black Button sources their corn, wheat, barley, and rye from Edgewood Farms in Groveland, located in the Finger Lakes region
… Once in a while I get to try a standout that joins the elite ranks of America’s Best Craft Distilleries, and this month my latest entrant is Rochester, New York-based Black Button Distilling, which wowed me with its products across several categories. While creating even one exceptional spirit can be a challenge, in this case the key to doing it multiple times turns out to be deceptively simple – source the best quality ingredients and take the time and care to make produce superior goods before releasing them.
TONY BOWLES, OCTOBER 12, 2020
It’s a bold statement, but here goes: bourbon is a better partner for cream than Irish Whiskey. Need proof? Taste no further than Bespoke Bourbon Cream from Black Button Distilling.
Small-batch four-grain bourbon meets farm fresh New York State cream and creates a warmer, more luxurious experience than what you get from a traditional Irish cream liqueur.
CHRISTOPHER OSBURN SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
… While that factory has made buttons that have adorned suits of presidents, kings, and celebrities, Barrett makes whiskey, gin, vodka, and other spirits along the Genesee River and his distillery is starting to garner not only national, but global attention. Recently, we were lucky enough to sample some of the various whiskeys made by Black Button. Below you’ll find tasting notes for its Cask Strength Bourbon, Four Grain Straight Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, and Empire Rye.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Why would the grandson of a button factory owner open a grain-to-glass distillery in Upstate New York?
The journey that brought Jason Barrett to where he is today, founder of the successful and thriving Black Button Distilling, includes stops on Capitol Hill and a stint in sales with a cardboard box manufacturer.