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WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE BOURBON.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time working with my grandfather in my family’s button factory in Rochester, New York. Our buttons were known around the world for their superior quality and I imagined myself running the factory one day, carrying on the family tradition. But there was one little problem – I’m color blind. Since making nothing but black buttons wasn’t an option, I decided to honor the values of hard work, entrepreneurship, and community that my grandfather taught me by pouring them into my passion for crafting spirits.

That’s why, in 2012, I founded Black Button Distilling. Black Button is Rochester’s first grain-to-glass distillery since prohibition, and we’ve come a long way since then. By staying true to our vision of following our own path, making adventurous craft spirits – and above all else, doing it with locally sourced ingredients – we now have loyal fans all across the country. So, wherever you are, we invite you to raise a glass, celebrate the opportunities that life’s obstacles provide, and enjoy the hard-earned simple pleasure of a fine spirit.

Cheers!

Jason Barrett Signature

Jason Barrett
Founder & President, Black Button Distilling

FROM GRAIN TO GLASS

Established in 2012, Black Button Distilling was Rochester’s first grain-to-glass distillery since prohibition, and we’ve come a long way since then. By staying true to our vision of following our own path, making adventurous craft spirits – and above all else, doing it with locally sourced ingredients – we now have loyal fans all across the country. 

So, wherever you are, we invite you to raise a glass, celebrate the opportunities that life’s obstacles provide, and enjoy the hard-earned simple pleasure of a fine spirit.

OUr Core Values

  • SUSTAINABILITY

    We expect to be here for a long time; and we want the world to be too.

  • PASSION

    Our passion is our heartbeat and it compels all that we do.

  • INTEGRITY

    We do what’s right, even when it’s hard.

  • RESOURCEFULNESS

    We figure it out, no matter the challenge.

  • INNOVATION

    We like to shake things up!

  • TENACITY

    We welcome each new hurdle life brings.

  • SKILL

    We are curious people producing and selling award-winning products.

Did you hear?

Black Button is growing, again.

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CHRISTMAS

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

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.