100% New York from Grain-to-Glass
When Black Button began in 2012, we were one of the first farm distilleries in New York State. This meant, that when Jason Barrett, our President and Master Distiller, made our first batch of bourbon it was not only the first produced in Rochester since prohibition but a 100% New York State Bourbon. All our corn, wheat, rye, and barley are grown in the finger lakes just a short drive from the distillery. Even our water is sourced from Hemlock Lake in the Finger Lakes, gaining its purity by being filtered through the limestone and shale formations of western New York resulting 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.
Our flagship Four-Grain Straight Bourbon whiskey has a mash bill of 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 11% Malted Barley, and 9% Rye. Carefully aged for years and then bottled at 84 proof this is a complex and drinkable bourbon. On the nose pleasant oak meets sweet earthy spice, your first sip will bring 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.

filtered through the limestone and shale formations of western New York resulting 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.
Our flagship Four-Grain Straight Bourbon whiskey has a mash bill of 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 11% Malted Barley, and 9% Rye. Carefully aged for years and then bottled at 84 proof this is a complex and drinkable bourbon. On the nose pleasant oak meets sweet earthy spice, your first sip will bring 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.

100% New York from Grain-to-Glass
When Black Button began in 2012, we were one of the first farm distilleries in New York State. This meant, that when Jason Barrett, our President and Master Distiller, made our first batch of bourbon it was not only the first produced in Rochester since prohibition but a 100% New York State Bourbon. All our corn, wheat, rye, and barley are grown in the finger lakes just a short drive from the distillery. Even our water is sourced from Hemlock Lake in the Finger  Lakes,  gaining  its  purity  by  being

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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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

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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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