Bourbon's roots go all the way back to the late 1700's and is said to be so named after an area known as “Old Bourbon” in Kentucky. There are a few hard and fast rules for a spirit to be considered bourbon: It must be made in the United States and consist of a mash that is at least 51% corn with the rest of the mash made up of rye, wheat and/or malted barley It also must be distilled to no more than 160 proof, entered into the barrel at 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof. Lastly, it must not contain any flavor additives or artificial coloring and must be aged in new, charred oak barrels which is what gives the spirit its beautiful amber color.


four grain bourbon

Black Button Four Grain Bourbon is 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 9% Rye, 11% Malted Barley and 100% NY state grown and distilled. Experience the product that captured my heart and the reason I’m dedicated to craft distilling. Perfect for a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned or just on the rocks. So sit back, relax and try the new definition of quality American Bourbon.

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rye whiskey

Black Button Rye is spicy, fruity and even a little nutty! Our version of this staple of American drinking culture is rich and bold. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks or in a great cocktail.

For the first time ever, you can purchase a ticket for our all New Rye Whiskey that will guarantee you a bottle. We will hold your bottle at our Rochester or Buffalo Tasting Room (your choice) with no worry that it will be sold out before you get there!

We will mail you your ticket once your order is placed. Tickets must be redeemed in person between November 24th and December 31st. Bring your ticket and a valid ID when you come in. Should your bottle still be here as of the New Year, we will make every attempt to contact you via email and phone. However, if you have not picked up your order by January 10th, it will be made available for purchase to others and your $75 will become a gift card you can use on other Black Button Distilling products in 2018!


port finished bourbon

With notes of chocolate, cherry, stone fruit, oak and corn, this spirit has aged for a minimum of two years in white oak and then another year in a freshly harvested port cask from Port of NY Winery in Ithaca, NY. “Our Port Finished Barrel Strength Single Barrel Straight Bourbon is the finest reflection of what it means for us to live large in small batches,” said Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling President/Head Distiller. “This spirit — made with the best local ingredients — truly represents the best of what Black Button Distilling has to offer.” Available only in 375ml bottles. Also available at the finest liquor stores in Rochester, Buffalo and Western NY. ABV: Cask strength 110.8

Limited release: 312 bottles are available