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1344 University Avenue

Back with a New Home.

The Black Button Distilling Tasting Room at 1344 University Avenue is built in a historic factory warehouse, originally home to the Symington Forge Corporation, a major Rochester manufacturer during World War I. Symington Forge made shell casings for the French 75 field guns that were essential to the allies winning “The war to end all wars.” 

With our bar serving Black Button cocktails, New York State Wine and Beer, as well as relaxing seating areas, visitors to our Tasting Room will experience the true spirit of Black Button Distilling.

A warm and welcoming gateway to our craft distilled spirits, our Tasting Room is a comfortable place to enjoy a cocktail, sample our spirits and shop for bottles of our spirits and merchandise. Our event space hosts catered private events, parties, corporate gatherings, and happy hours as well as our cocktail and spirit blending classes. 

Where and When


Join us for cocktails, tastings, contests, and help us settle into our new digs!

  • Grand Opening Saturday 7/15: Noon – 6pm
  • Beginning Thursday 7/20: Thursday – Saturday 11am-8pm

Reservations welcome. We have indoor & outdoor seating with fire tables available (weather permitting!)

Featured Drink


To celebrate our grand opening, we are slinging “DRINK NAME” behind the bar the whole night.

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Bottle Signing


Get a bottle of your favorite Black Button spirit signed by Jason/Jeff. 

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Did you hear?

Black Button is growing, again.

take home for


Now selling Bourbon Cream + Cheesy Eddie’s Bourbon Cream Cheesecake. 

Limited supply.
All orders must be placed by December 18th.
Pick up in the tasting room 12/21-12/24.

Upcoming Event


Join us in celebrating all things Rye with a special screening of Fire, Water & Grain: The Story of Empire Rye while sipping on a Rye Old Fashioned and nibbling on Rye Ravioli!

Fee Brothers Bitters Event

Upcoming Event

Meet the Makers

Black Button Distilling and Fee Brothers Bitters proudly present our first ever collaboration: Citrus Forward Gin Barrel-Aged Citrus Bitters.