black button distilling - bourbon new york


1344 University Avenue


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. 

Our Hours

Join us for cocktails, tastings, and retail shopping.

We’re Open: 

  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am-8pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Reservations welcome. We have indoor seating and giant windows open to the outside.


Parking is available on the east end of the building, entrance on Blossom at the intersection of Blossom and University. Just look for Big Red (our truck)!

Our Tasting Room entrance is about 100 yards from the Blossom Road parking lot. We share a front door with our neighbors at Roc City Circus.


Our Distillery

Let our knowledgable Spirit Guides give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we make all our award-winning spirits!

*Tours will be available again in fall of 2023.

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.