black button distilling - bourbon new york

GRAND
OPENING

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

Open

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

THE DRINK NAME

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

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Bottle Signing

FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

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.

taste the music

ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SONIC AGED SINGLE BARREL STRAIGHT BOURBON

Only

72 Available

Upcoming Event

RYE DAY

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.