black button distilling - bourbon new york
empire straight rye


96 PROOF | 750 ML | 48 % ALC/VOL

94% Danko Rye • 6% Malted Barley

Tasting Notes

  • Aromas of black pepper and spice
  • Subtle taste of stone fruit on the tongue
  • Hints of toasted nuts and oak at the finish


Straight Rye

Our process is unique in that we use 94% Danko Rye grown on the shores of Conesus Lake. This big, bold, spicy grain captures the true spirit of the Empire State. Our temperature controlled fermentation and proprietary pot, column, pot, column distillation method all contribute to our unique flavor profile, all before being set to age in our custom charred barrels. The Empire Rye requirement to use local grains and barrel down at a lower proof, in combination with our harsh NY winters and hot humid summers, all contribute to the unique flavor of this product. Unfiltered to provide you with true and authentic flavor, our Rye is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a traditional whiskey cocktail.
2023 SFWSC Silver Med

2023 SFWSC Silver Medal


Whiskey advocate 89 points

New York Distiller’s Guild – Bronze


NY Upstate Bronze

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