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.
ROCHESTER, NY (SEPTEMBER 7, 2020) – Rochester Business Journal has selected Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling President and Master Distiller as a 2020 Forty Under 40 honoree.
Forty Under 40 recognizes 40 men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and who have also made significant civic contributions to the community. A panel of judges consisting of previous winners from various professions selected the Forty Under 40 honorees. In choosing the winners, judges looked for candidates who excel professionally and who are actively involved in and giving back to the community.
Black Button Distilling, one of the top five craft distilleries in the USA, and the first grain-to-glass farm distillery in Rochester, NY since prohibition, will launch their hand crafted, limited edition Loganberry Gin in the Buffalo market on July 17, 2020. This is the second annual release of the Loganberry Gin.
ROCHESTER, NY (MAY 28, 2020) – Black Button Distilling, one of the top five craft distilleries in the USA, and the first grain-to-glass farm distillery in Rochester, NY since prohibition, will launch their hand crafted, limited edition Lilac Gin on May 29, 2020. This is the fifth annual release of the Lilac Gin, with just under 3,500 bottles available for purchase.
ROCHESTER, NY (March 17, 2020) – In response to the shortage of hand sanitizer caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Rochester, NY based distillery Black Button Distilling, one of the top five craft distilleries in the USA, will manufacture ethanol-based hand sanitizer to be distributed to Rochester-area hospitals, doctor’s offices and other at-risk communities.
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today it acquired a minority stake in craft spirits maker Black Button Distilling. The investment was made through Constellation’s venture capital group that identifies and invests in premium, emerging brands in categories that provide strong scalability, consumer appeal, and a unique niche or point of differentiation in the market.
ROCHESTER, NY (AUGUST 15, 2018)– Black Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest farm distillery, and one of the top 5 craft distilleries in the USA according to USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice poll, has just been named to Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Black Button Distilling has earned the rank of number 2,020 on the 2018 list, making it the fastest growing distillery in North East.
STEPHEN C. WEBSTER JUNE 30, 2018
The farm-based company is one of the finest craft distilleries in the country, according to a USA Today readers’ choice poll, so it makes sense that Black Button has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help them get the new site ready.