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Best Whiskey In New York State: Black Button Distilling’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon


Best Whiskey In New York State: Black Button Distilling’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon


Written by Thomas Adams 
September 27, 2013

Black Button Distilling’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named the Best Whiskey in New York State at the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition, as well as Best in Class for Bourbon Whiskey in a tie with Casey Jones Distillery in KY. Distilled from New York State corn, wheat, rye and malted barley, Black Button’s Single Barrel Straight Bourbon has an easy finish of charred oak, caramel, and vanilla. Hand selected for its perfect nose, taste, mouthfeel, and complexity; each bottle of this bourbon comes from an individual charred oak aging barrel.

The Heartland Whiskey Competition is a biennial, blind-tasting judging event that is sanctioned and supervised by the American Craft Spirits AssociationACSA delineates specific entry criteria consistent with its stewardship of this and other spirits competitions. The one criterion unique to this competition is that all whiskey submissions must be made from some amount of corn grain. 

Heartland Whiskey Competition judges are chosen for their demonstrated expertise in the craft spirits industry. Every submission is tasted and graded on a point system, and defining characteristics are noted and recorded. Best of State is awarded to the highest-scoring whiskey from each participating state. 

To see all winners from the 2021 competition, check out the Heartland Whiskey Competition website.

The American Craft Spirits Association is the only registered national nonprofit trade group representing the U.S. craft spirits industry. The ACSA is dedicated to elevating and advocating for the community of craft spirits producers. For more information, check out the American Craft Spirits Association website.

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