lends purity and high minerality that results in a taste that cannot be found anywhere else. Finally, we source the highest quality American Oak barrels from our partners at Adirondack Barrel Cooperage. These local sources, our team’s artistry at the still, and our unique climate all contribute to creating the finest New York State Bourbon right here in our hometown of Rochester, NY.
Western New York’s environment is another significant influence on the Rochester Style. Annual Temperature Fluctuance impacts our bourbon’s aging process in a way that cannot be replicated in the more temperate southern regions. Weather patterns impacted by the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario as well as Western New York’s latitude means our bourbon experiences the changing of the seasons.
Our flagship Four Grain Straight Bourbon whiskey is carefully aged for years and then bottled at 84 proof. Our unique Rochester Style makes this is a highly complex yet extremely smooth and drinkable bourbon. On the nose, pleasant oak meets sweet earthy spice. On the tongue, warm baking spices, classic caramel, and vanilla, with a lingering spice and oak finish. Perfect for sipping neat or in a classic whiskey cocktail like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Keep it simple and let the bourbon shine through.
For more information on our Rochester Style of distillation, click HERE.

Grain-To-Glass New York Bourbon from 100% New York Grown Ingredients
When Master Distiller Jason Barrett started Black Button in 2012, we were one of the first farm distilleries in New York State. This meant that our first batch of bourbon was not only the first produced in Rochester since prohibition, but in a way that we call “Rochester Style Bourbon.” Rochester Style bourbon making is unique to Black Button Distilling. Literally, nobody in the whole world makes bourbon the way Black Button does. It’s a combination of our equipment, process, ingredients, and climate that defines the special Rochester Style of Black Button Bourbon.
Our Column to Pot to Column System and Unique Double Pass Distillation process creates the most complex and flavorful bourbon whiskey around.
Supplier Ingredients are another unique factor that contributes to the Rochester Style of Black Button Distilling’s Bourbon. As a licensed Farm Distillery, 100% of Black Button’s whiskey ingredients are sourced from within 50 miles of the distillery to make its Bourbon. All our corn, wheat, rye, and barley are grown in New York State’s bountiful Finger Lakes region, even our water is sourced from Hemlock Lake which is one of the Finger Lakes. Hemlock’s water is filtered through unique limestone and shale formations  which

ingredients, and climate that defines the special Rochester Style of Black Button Bourbon.
Our Column to Pot to Column System and Unique Double Pass Distillation process creates the most complex and flavorful bourbon whiskey around.
Supplier Ingredients are another unique factor that contributes to the Rochester Style of Black Button Distilling’s Bourbon. As a licensed Farm Distillery, 100% of Black Button’s whiskey ingredients are sourced from within 50 miles of the distillery to make its Bourbon. All our corn, wheat, rye, and barley are grown in New York State’s bountiful Finger Lakes region, even our water is sourced from Hemlock Lake which is one of the Finger Lakes. Hemlock’s water is filtered through unique limestone and shale formations which lends purity and high minerality that results in a taste that cannot be found anywhere else. Finally, we source the highest quality American Oak barrels from our partners at Adirondack Barrel Cooperage. These local sources, our team’s artistry at the still, and our unique climate all contribute to creating the finest New York State Bourbon right here in our hometown of Rochester, NY.
Western New York’s environment is another significant influence on the Rochester Style. Annual Temperature Fluctuance impacts our bourbon’s aging process in a way that cannot be replicated in the more temperate southern regions. Weather patterns impacted by the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario as well as Western New York’s latitude means our bourbon experiences the changing of the seasons.
Our flagship Four Grain Straight Bourbon whiskey is carefully aged for years and then bottled at 84 proof. Our unique Rochester Style makes this is a highly complex yet extremely smooth and drinkable bourbon. On the nose, pleasant oak meets sweet earthy spice. On the tongue, warm baking spices, classic caramel, and vanilla, with a lingering spice and oak finish. Perfect for sipping neat or in a classic whiskey cocktail like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Keep it simple and let the bourbon shine through.
For more information on our Rochester Style of distillation, click HERE.

Grain-To-Glass NY Bourbon
from 100% NY Grown Ingredients
When Master Distiller Jason Barrett started Black Button in 2012, we were one of the first farm distilleries in New York State. This meant that our first batch of bourbon was not only the first produced in Rochester since prohibition, but in a way that we call “Rochester Style Bourbon.” Rochester Style bourbon making is unique to Black Button Distilling. Literally, nobody in the whole world makes bourbon the way Black Button does. It’s a combination  of  our  equipment,   process, 

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

Straight Bourbon

Four Grain

84 proof
750 mL
42% alc/vol

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

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SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Aromas of fresh oak, toffee and leather
  • The sweet taste of caramel and vanilla on the tongue
  • Hints of charred oak and vanilla at the finish

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Muddle the mint leaves in a shaker, add Bourbon, honey syrup, iced tea and ice.
Shake & pour into a glass.
Garnish with mint.

  • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon
  • ½ oz Honey Syrup (1:1 Honey:Boiling Water)
  • 2 oz unsweetened Iced Tea
  • fresh Mint Leaves

Summer Sipper

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Four Grain Straight Bourbon

WHISKEY ADVOCATE 86 POINTS 2021

JOHN BARLEYCORN
AWARDS 2020

bartender spirits awards 2020

Denver IntL Spirit Competition 2020

JOHN BARLEYCORN
AWARDS 2019

To commemorate 10 years making some of the finest, award-winning, grain-to-glass spirits in the great state of New York, Jason Barrett, Founder & Master Distiller, has hand selected barrels of our oldest bourbon to date. Showcasing our classic Four Grain mash bill, each bottle is artfully blended from 6- and 7-year barrels aged right here in Rochester. Bottled at 110 proof in honor of our 10 years in the distilling business, along with 100 years of Jason’s family being in the button business. We invite you to raise a glass with us and cheers, to many more years!
A limited quantity, sold in our tasting room only, come in a local artisan handcrafted wooden display piece.

To commemorate 10 years making some of the finest, award-winning, grain-to-glass spirits in the great state of New York, Jason Barrett, Founder & Master Distiller, has hand selected barrels of our oldest bourbon to date. Showcasing our classic Four Grain mash bill, each bottle is artfully blended from 6- and 7-year barrels aged right here in Rochester. Bottled at 110 proof in honor of our 10 years in the distilling business, along with 100  years  of  Jason’s  family  being in

 the button business. We invite you to raise a glass with us and cheers, to many more years!
A limited quantity, sold in our tasting room only, come in a local artisan handcrafted wooden display piece.

55$ alc/vol  •  110 proof  •  750 mL

Straight Bourbon

10th Anniversary

55% ALC/VOL
110 proof
750 mL

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Sweet caramel and new oak on the nose with undertones of fig and earthy spice.
  • Rich on the tongue with a bright cherry sweetness giving way to hints of dry spice.
  • Smooth and easy finish with a soft sweetness on the exhale and long, lingering notes of maple sap.

Limited Release • June 3, 2022

Our classic Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey blend but bottled at straight-from-the-barrel strength. Keeping the bourbon uncut provides a unique flavor profile. Even at cask strength this whiskey remains an easy drinker, true to a Black Button Bourbon.

Our classic Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey blend but bottled at straight-from-the-barrel strength. Keeping the bourbon uncut provides a unique flavor profile. Even at cask strength this whiskey remains an easy drinker, true to a Black Button Bourbon.

Varying proof  •  750 mL 
 varying % alc/vol

Straight Bourbon

Cask Strength

Varying proof
750 mL
Varying % alc/vol

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SHOP CURBSIDE

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

TASTING NOTES

  • Bold stone fruit and cherry notes with oak, light leather and tobacco
  • Full bodied, rich sweetness with caramelized sugar and citrus peel leading to spice
  • Warming peppercorn spice with dry notes of old oak at the finish

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Stir with ice & strain into a glass.
Garnish with brandied cherries.

  • 2 oz Cask Strength Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

Manhattan

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Cask Strength Straight Bourbon

Heartland Whiskey Competition
Best in Class

Whiskey Advocate
90 Points

NY INTL Spirits Competition 2021

Black Button Bourbon starts with a blend of New York State corn, wheat, malted barley, and rye. Once distilled, our blend enters beautiful Adirondack Cooperage Barrels hand charred to our unique specifications. We then age our barrels in one of three locations, all offering different temperature swings, air flows, and aging environments. Our distillers taste “families” of coming-of-age barrels, meaning that the barrels were laid down at the same time and will offer more likely similarities. The barrels that best express individual characters of spice, oak, or sweet notes are separated to allow us to better blend our signature bourbon. By striving to create more consistency, our customers can count on each Black Button batch being as good as — or better than — the last. Every once in a while, however, we are lucky enough to find a perfect expression of our unique Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey mash. Representing all three signature tasting notes of spice, oak, and sweet, these barrels become Black Button Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey. You can trust that when you purchase a bottle of our single barrel, it is the culmination of years of dedication to our craft and is a unique expression that will never be tasted again. Each of our 30-gallon barrels produces just a little more than 100 bottles, making these single barrels a truly exclusive product.   

Black Button Bourbon starts with a blend of New York State corn, wheat, malted barley, and rye. Once distilled, our blend enters beautiful Adirondack Cooperage Barrels hand charred to our unique specifications. We then age our barrels in one of three locations, all offering different temperature swings, air flows, and aging environments. Our distillers taste “families” of coming-of-age barrels, meaning that the barrels were laid

down at the same time and will offer more likely similarities. The barrels that best express individual characters of spice, oak, or sweet notes are separated to allow us to better blend our signature bourbon. By striving to create more consistency, our customers can count on each Black Button batch being as good as - or better than - the last. Every once in a while, however, we are lucky enough to find a perfect expression of our unique Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey mash. Representing all three signature tasting notes of spice, oak, and sweet, these barrels become Black Button Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey. You can trust that when you purchase a bottle of our single barrel, it is the culmination of years of dedication to our craft and is a unique expression that will never be tasted again. Each of our 30-gallon barrels produces just a little more than 100 bottles, making these single barrels a truly exclusive product.   

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

Straight Bourbon

Single Barrel

VARYING PROOF
750 ML
VARYING % ALC/VOL

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

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SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Oak and caramel on the nose
  • Subtle sweet taste with hints of oak and spice
  • Smooth finish with vanilla tones

AWARDS FOR Single Barrel Bourbon

Heartland Whiskey Competition
Best in Class • Best in State

With notes of chocolate, cherry, stone fruit, oak and corn, this spirit has aged for over 2 years in an American White Oak Barrel, then over 3 years in a freshly harvested Port Cask from Ports of NY Winery in Ithaca, NY. “This spirit - made with the best local ingredients - truly represents the best of what Black Button Distilling has to offer.” -Jason Barrett, Founder & Master Distiller. Made in limited quantities, this rare spirit is truly one for marking special moments. Join us in a toast to a day well done!

With notes of chocolate, cherry, stone fruit, oak and corn, this spirit has aged for over 2 years in an American White Oak Barrel, then over 3 years in a freshly harvested Port Cask from Ports of NY Winery in Ithaca, NY. “This spirit - made with the best local ingredients - truly represents the best of what Black Button Distilling has to offer.” 
-Jason Barrett,
Founder & Master Distiller.

Made in limited quantities, this rare spirit is truly one for marking special moments. Join us in a toast to a day well done!

Barrel #406 • 118.8 proof  •  750 mL  •  59.4% alc/vol

Straight Bourbon

 Port Finished

Barrel #406 118.8 proof
750 mL
59.4% alc/vol

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

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SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Scents of cherry, stone fruits and berries
  • Oak with hints of tobacco on the tongue
  • Woody finish with strong Port influences

Limited Release Single Barrel

This unique spirit has been aged 2 years in an American White Oak Barrel, then matured for another 2 and a half years in a freshly harvested Apple Brandy barrel. Full bodied notes of apple and honey make for a very enjoyable take on our favorite spirit. Made in limited quantities, this rare spirit is made for celebrating special moments.

This unique spirit has been aged 2 years in an American White Oak Barrel, then matured for another 2 and a half years in a freshly harvested Apple Brandy barrel. Full bodied notes of apple and honey make for a very enjoyable take on our favorite spirit. Made in limited quantities, this rare spirit is made for celebrating special moments.

Barrel #406 • 118.8 proof  •  750 mL  •  59.4% alc/vol

Straight Bourbon

Apple Brandy Finished

Barrel #2073
119 proof
750 mL
59.5% alc/vol

60% Corn • 20% Wheat • 11% Malted Barley • 9% Rye

Composition

SHOP CURBSIDE

TASTING NOTES

  • Light spice, floral and pine notes on the nose, with hints of black licorice and candy apple
  • A full-bodied burst of sweetness on the tongue, with flavors of over ripe apples and honey
  • Long, lingering finish with notes of mature oak and baking spices, with a dry exhale of juicy apples

Limited Release Single Barrel

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.

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. And that is 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.

84 proof  •  750 mL  •  42% alc/vol

Straight Rye

Empire

84 PROOF
750 ML
42 % ALC/VOL

94% Danko Rye • 6% Malted Barley

Composition

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SHOP CURBSIDE

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

MORE GREAT COCKTAILS

Fill a rocks glass with ice, add the Absinthe and set aside.
Muddle the sugar cube with the bitters and rye in a mixing glass, then add ice and stir. Dump out the ice and Absinthe from the rocks glass & strain the cocktail from the mixing glass into the rocks glass.
Lemon peel garnish.

Fill a rocks glass with ice, add the Absinthe and set aside. Muddle the sugar cube with the bitters and rye in a mixing glass, then add ice and stir. Dump out the ice and Absinthe from the rocks glass & strain the cocktail from the mixing glass into the rocks glass.
Lemon peel garnish.

  • 2 oz Empire Straight Rye
  • ¼ oz Absinthe
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 3 dashes Fee Bros. Old Fashioned Bitters

New York Sazerac

Cocktail

AWARDS FOR Empire Straight Rye

New York Distillers Guild • Bronze

Whiskey Advocate
89 Points

NY Upstate
Bronze