Bourbon may be our first love here at Black Button Distilling, but gin is a close second! So much so that we have two of the five Gin Guild members outside of the United Kingdom right here at our distillery. Started in London in the 1600s, the Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation.

Starting with an ultra-refined wheat-based spirit and infusing an alluring blend of botanicals creates an exotic citrus experience that will have you coming back for more. If you have never been a fan of the strong ‘tree’ flavor of gin, we encourage you to give gin another chance. It will put a zesty twist on a classic Gin & Tonic, but is refined and smooth enough to be used in a Gin Martini.

Named “The Official Gin of Summer” by Food and Beverage Magazine, the rich and juicy orange delivers a bold fruit taste and is a perfect match for the New York State Cascade hops and delicate notes of juniper. Citrus Forward will add a unique character to any cocktail.

Our Citrus Forward Gin can capture the hearts of the strongest gin critics, even those that are sure gin is just not their spirit.
Named “The Official Gin of Summer” by Food and Beverage Magazine, the rich and juicy orange delivers a bold fruit taste and is a perfect match for the New York State Cascade hops and delicate notes of juniper. Citrus Forward will add a unique character to any cocktail.
If you have never been a fan of the strong ‘tree’ flavor of gin, we encourage you to give gin another chance! It will put a twist on a classic Gin and Tonic, but is refined and smooth enough to be used in a Dry Gin Martini. The Black Button Team suggests using Citrus Forward in a classic Bee’s Knees cocktail; just add lemon juice and honey syrup (1:1 honey to boiling water), shake with ice and pour — perfect for porch sipping on a hot summer day. 

Bourbon may be our first love here at Black Button Distilling, but gin is a close second! So much so that we have two of the five Gin Guild members outside of the United Kingdom right here at our distillery. Started in London in the 1600s, the Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation.
Starting with an ultra-refined wheat-based spirit and infusing an alluring blend of botanicals, creates an exotic citrus experience that will have you coming back for more. 

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

GIN

Citrus Forward

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

Juniper, Coriander, Grains of Paradise, Sweet & Bitter Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Cardamom, Angelica Root, Star Anise, Cinnamon Bark, Cascade Hops

Juniper, Coriander, Grains of Paradise, Sweet & Bitter Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Cardamom, Angelica Root, Star Anise, Cinnamon Bark, Cascade Hops

Botanicals

SHIP DIRECTLY

SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Bright citrus notes on the nose
  • A hint of spice and hops on the tongue
  • Finishing with clean and refreshing tones of juniper

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Combine Citrus Forward Gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup in a shaker with ice.
Shake & strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with lemon.

  • 2 oz Gin 
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice 
  • ½ oz Honey Syrup (1:1 Honey:Boiling Water)

Bee's Knees

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR CITRUS FORWARD GIN

JOHN BARLEYCORN
awards 2020

Great american international spirits competition

bartender spirits awards 2020

JOHN BARLEYCORN
awards 2019

GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

In April 2017, our very own Jeff Fairbrother, in recognition of his role in gin production, was welcomed into the Gin Guild as a Warden Nominated Rectifier, only the 4th American to be installed in this prestigious organization. The Gin Guild is an international not for profit, member funded gin industry that promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the gin category. It was incorporated by the historic London based Worshipful Company of Distillers, who themselves were incorporated by Royal Charter in 1638, and which has been involved in the distilling industry ever since.

American Dry Gins are made to explore a more complex aromatic element using traditional botanicals that complement and balance each other. Our use of Cubeb Berries and Chamomile give a unique twist to this classic spirit, creating a Gin that would be right at home here in New York or across the pond!

In April 2017, our very own Jeff Fairbrother, in recognition of his role in gin production, was welcomed into the Gin Guild as a Warden Nominated Rectifier, only the 4th American to be installed in this prestigious organization. The Gin Guild is an international not for profit, member funded gin industry that promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the gin category. It  was  incorporated by the historic

London based Worshipful Company of Distillers, who themselves were incorporated by Royal Charter in 1638, and which has been involved in the distilling industry ever since.
American Dry Gins are made to explore a more complex aromatic element using traditional botanicals that complement and balance each other. Our use of Cubeb Berries and Chamomile give a unique twist to this classic spirit, creating a Gin that would be right at home here in New York or across the pond!

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

GIN

American Dry

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

SHIP DIRECTLY

SHOP CURBSIDE

Juniper, Coriander, Cassia Bark, Angelica Root, Cubeb Berries, Grains of Paradise, Lemon Peel, Orris Root, Chamomile, Star Anise

Botanicals

TASTING NOTES

  • Pop of juniper on the nose dissipating into spice
  • Lingering dryness and a hint of floral on the tongue
  • Smooth dry finish with earthy undertones

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Shake the American Dry Gin vigorously with ice.
Pour the vermouth into a chilled glass, swirl around and dump out.
Strain the gin into the chilled glass.
Garnish with olives.

  • 2 oz American Dry Gin 
  • ¼ oz Dry Vermouth

Dry Gin Martini

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR American Dry GIN

Good SPirits News
A+

The Gin is In
Gold

Our Lilac Gin brilliantly blooms once a year in limited quantities. We make Lilac Gin each spring as a complement to Rochester’s rich festival and floral history. Once known as The Flower/Flour City, we recognize Rochester’s roots with a gin that sports a beautiful bouquet of lilac, lavender, rose, and hibiscus tasting notes. Each flower petal is steeped, distilled, and recombined to create a light and delicate flavor.

Enjoy our Lilac Gin in a sweet and aromatic cocktail such as an Aviation or Highland Park. Relish in the warm and happy feelings of Spring with 4 of our favorite Lilac Gin cocktails. Our Lilac Gin has subtle hints of juniper, coriander, and other botanical components that make this spirit highly sought after. Make sure to get yours before we run out.

Our Lilac Gin brilliantly blooms once a year in limited quantities. We make Lilac Gin each spring as a complement to Rochester’s rich festival and floral history. Once known as The Flower/Flour City, we recognize Rochester’s roots with a gin that sports a beautiful bouquet of lilac, lavender, rose, and hibiscus tasting notes. Each flower petal is steeped, distilled, and recombined to create a light and delicate flavor.

Enjoy our Lilac Gin in a sweet and aromatic cocktail such as an Aviation or Highland Park. Relish in the warm and happy feelings of Spring with 4 of our favorite Lilac Gin cocktails. Our Lilac Gin has subtle hints of juniper, coriander, and other botanical components that make this spirit highly sought after. Make sure to get yours before we run out.

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

GIN

Lilac

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

Juniper, Coriander, Lilac Petals, Rosemary, Lavender, Rose Petals, Hibiscus, Lemon Peel, Angelica Root, Peach

Botanicals

Limited Seasonal Release

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TASTING NOTES

  • Sweet aromatic notes of lilac and lily blooms
  • Delicate palate of lavender and citrus
  • Gentle floral finish with hints of rose

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Combine Lilac Gin, Bourbon Cream, and rose syrup in a shaker with ice.
Shake & strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with an edible flower.

  • 1 oz Lilac Gin
  • 1 oz Bourbon Cream
  • ¾ oz Rose Syrup
          (1:1:½ Sugar:Boiling Water:Dried Rose Petals)

Secret Garden

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Lilac GIN

Good SPirits News
A

The Gin is In
Gold

Since 2015, we’ve been making our Lilac Gin to honor the heritage of our home in Rochester. In 2019, we decided it was time for our second home in Buffalo to get an homage to its roots too. Loganberry has been around since the 1800s and has won over the hearts of Buffalonians in the form of a Loganberry drink. Our gin takes that sweet berry everyone knows and loves and turned it into a gin sure to delight.

What’s a Loganberry you ask? It’s a real thing, we promise. Loganberries are a hybrid made from accidentally crossing a raspberry and a blackberry (so the story goes).

Since 2015, we’ve been making our Lilac Gin to honor the heritage of our home in Rochester. In 2019, we decided it was time for our second home in Buffalo to get an homage to its roots too. Loganberry has been around since the 1800s and has won over the hearts of Buffalonians in the form of a Loganberry drink. Our gin takes that sweet berry everyone knows and loves and turned it into a gin sure to delight.

What’s a Loganberry you ask? It’s a real thing, we promise. Loganberries are a hybrid made from accidentally crossing a raspberry and a blackberry (so the story goes).

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

GIN

Loganberry

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Licorice Root, Lemon Peel, Orris Root, Raspberries, Blackberries, Loganberries

Botanicals

Limited Seasonal Release

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SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Aromatic nose of citrus, floral and spice
  • Notes of juniper with a dash of sweetness on the palate
  • Heavy notes of sweet berries roll past the tongue making way for a pleasant juniper finish

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Combine Loganberry Gin, lemon juice, and berry syrup in a shaker with ice.
Shake & strain into a glass.
Top with Sparkling Lemonade.

  • 2 oz Loganberry Gin 
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice 
  • 1 oz Berry Syrup (1:1:1 Sugar:Boiling Water:Berries)
  • Sparkling Lemonade

Loganberry Smash

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Loganberry GIN

NY Distilled
Silver 2019

Great american international spirits competition

Good Spirits News
A+

The Gin is In
Silver 2019

This distinguished spirit is the combination of our two great distilling loves with the bright fresh pop of our Citrus Forward Gin, and the smooth subtle woody notes that only a bourbon barrel can supply. Our classic Citrus Forward Gin, but enhanced by resting in our used bourbon barrels for a period of time. We find these qualities make this gin an easy sipping gin served neat, on the rocks, or mixed in your favorite cocktail.

This distinguished spirit is the combination of our two great distilling loves with the bright fresh pop of our Citrus Forward Gin, and the smooth subtle woody notes that only a bourbon barrel can supply. Our classic Citrus Forward Gin, but enhanced by resting in our used bourbon barrels for a period of time. We find these qualities make this gin an easy sipping gin served neat, on the rocks, or mixed in your favorite cocktail.

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

GIN

Barrel Reserve

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

Juniper, Coriander, Grains of Paradise, Sweet & Bitter Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Cardamom, Angelica Root, Star Anise, Cinnamon Bark, Cascade Hops

Botanicals

Limited Release

TASTING NOTES

  • Sweet caramel and subtle woody scents
  • Citrus on the tongue with hints of vanilla
  • Smooth finish with lingering oak

Made in limited quantities, this distinguished spirit is only available in our Rochester Tasting Room a few times a year.

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Build in a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube.
Stir until chilled.
Orange coin garnish.

  • 2 oz Barrel Reserve Gin
  • ½ oz Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
  • 2-3 dashes Fee Bros. Molasses Bitters

Maple
Old Fashioned

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Barrel Reserve GIN

Good SPirits News
A+

The Gin is In
Double Gold

Sourced from quality New York State corn, Black Button Distilling’s All American Corn Vodka has a smoother taste than other corn vodkas. Sweeter, more character-forward, and certified Gluten Free, this is a vodka that everyone will love. Its crisp and clean quality can stand up with any heavy mixer and complement light pairings alike. Upgrade your Sunday brunch Bloody Mary’s, happy hour Martinis, and Saturday night Vodka Sodas. The Black Button Team suggests making one of our signature cocktails, the Always Sunny. Combine our All American Corn Vodka with pineapple juice, lime juice, and a little ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Sourced from quality New York State corn, Black Button Distilling’s All American Corn Vodka has a smoother taste than other corn vodkas. Sweeter, more character-forward, and certified Gluten Free, this is a vodka that everyone will love. Its crisp and clean quality can stand up with any heavy mixer and complement light pairings alike. Upgrade your Sunday brunch Bloody Mary’s, happy hour Martinis, and Saturday night Vodka Sodas.

The Black Button Team suggests making one of our signature cocktails, the Always Sunny. Combine our All American Corn Vodka with pineapple juice, lime juice, and a little ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

84 proof  •  42% alc/vol
750 ML  •  1.75L

Corn Vodka

All American

80 proof
750 mL • 1.75L
40% alc/vol

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SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Crystal clear, smooth, super refined
  • Slightly thick on the tongue, silky soft feel
  • Pleasant warmth and just hint of sweetness at the finish

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Combine All American Corn Vodka, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a shaker with ice.
Shake & pour into a mule mug.
Top with Ginger Beer. Lime wedge garnish.

  • 2 oz All American Corn Vodka
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer

Always Sunny

Cocktail