Blend your own Gin Class!
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Blend your own Gin Class!

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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Do you love Gin (like us!) & want to learn from the Masters here at Black Button?

Each class will be given the opportunity to craft their own unique Gin from various botanically infused Gins. A little bit of spice, a little more citrus and a whole 'lotta juniper and you could inspire our next award winning Gin!

There will be snacks to consume while you learn - and taste!

Today, there are only five Gin Warden Rectifiers in the US; two of them are at Rochester's own Black Button Distilling. In order to be inducted, Warden Rectifiers must prove their knowledge of gin and their commitment to the craft of producing and protecting gin and owner Jason Barrett and head distiller Jeff Fairbrother, have done just that!

The Gin Guild was incorporated by the Worshipful Company of Distillers, one of London's traditional livery bodies, by Royal Charter in 1638. The historical role of the Worshipful Company of Distillers was to hold key responsibilities for the control and regulation of early gin distillers. Today, the Gin Guild is a spirits industry body, charged with protecting the gin trade and culture around the world. The Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category. Brand owners and producers are eligible to join in the corporate rank of Warden Rectifier

Each participant will take home a 375ml bottle of Gin you have blended yourself!

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Buffalo
When: Saturday, July 28th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Best Punch on the Block Class
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Best Punch on the Block Class

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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Take your party from fun to unforgettable with updated cocktails that will please your punch bowl and your guests! 

Many crowd pleasing cocktails can be prepped in advance and are simple to make, but don’t worry, we won’t give away your secrets. Let us show you how to wow and still have time to enjoy the party.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

BUFFALO
Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Buffalo
When: Saturday, September 29th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Keep Warm with these HOT Cocktails Class
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Keep Warm with these HOT Cocktails Class

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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We all know winter is on the way, but there is still time to enjoy the outdoors with killer cocktails to keep you warm! 

Learn how to cozy up with some hot cocktails and seasonal riffs on classics. Let us show you how to pair the flavors of fall with your favorite Black Button spirits.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

BUFFALO
Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Rochester
When: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Into the Barrel we go! Class
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Into the Barrel we go! Class

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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The richness of a Barrel aged spirit is sure to impress your guests. Join us as we dive into the barrel on a how-to adventure. We will explore the perfect mixers and best ways to serve barrel aged spirits.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks

  • Black Button Cocktail Book

  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits

  • Black Button swag to take home

BUFFALO
Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Rochester
When: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Peace, Love & Gin Class!
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Peace, Love & Gin Class!

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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Summertime means fresh fruit, warm weather and plenty of opportunity to kick back and enjoy time with friends and family. 

Let us show you how to really impress everyone with fun, creative cocktails! Learn how to use fresh seasonal ingredients with recipes you already know and love + a few new ones!  We'll teach you how to shop for cocktail friendly fruit and how to make your own infused syrups.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

BUFFALO
Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Rochester
When: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Blend your own Whiskey!
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Blend your own Whiskey!

Every barrel is different, and it’s the blending of bourbon from different barrels that makes a great whiskey.
In this class taught by none other than Owner and Head Distiller, Jason Barrett, you get an in-depth look into how we make and age whiskey and then you get to blend your own. Taste several single barrels as well as a few of our blends and then measure for yourself the perfect whiskey for your palette.
Each student will take home a 375ml bottle of whiskey you have blended yourself!

Seating is limited!

Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Buffalo
When: Sunday, June 9th at 4:00pm
OR Thursday, June 14th at 6:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Blend your own Whiskey!
Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Blend your own Whiskey!

Every barrel is different, and it’s the blending of bourbon from different barrels that makes a great whiskey.
In this class taught by none other than Owner and Head Distiller, Jason Barrett, you get an in-depth look into how we make and age whiskey and then you get to blend your own. Taste several single barrels as well as a few of our blends and then measure for yourself the perfect whiskey for your palette.
Each student will take home a 375ml bottle of whiskey you have blended yourself!

Seating is limited!

Where: Tasting Room at 149 Swan Street, Buffalo
When: Sunday, June 9th at 4:00pm
OR Thursday, June 14th at 6:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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The Citrus 1K Gin Jog
May
25
5:30 PM17:30

The Citrus 1K Gin Jog

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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JOIN US FRIDAY, MAY 25TH FOR OUR 2nd ANNUAL BLACK BUTTON FUN RUN!
Run, walk or stumble through Buffalo’s least grueling and shortest run of the Summer!

Join us for a 1k run around the block starting and finishing at Black Button’s 149 Swan Street (Swan, Michigan, Seneca, Berrick Alley)
Runners will need to run with a plastic martini glass full of water and need to finish the run with as much water as possible!
We'll measure all the water that is left and if runners hit the mark, we'll match a $5 per person donation to the Kelly for Kids Foundation!

The fun happens Friday, May 25th starting at 5:30pm with the last run at 7:00pm.
There are 30 running spots every half hour so get your group together and choose the time slot that works for everyone.
Tickets will sell out fast so don't be left in the dust - get your tickets before they are gone!
Pick up your race 'packet'  the day of the race, any time before the start of your race.

Not interesting in running but know you can ROCK the awesome limited edition shirt?
Buy our 'Rock the shirt but NOT the Run' ticket and pick up your packet on race day. Come join the fun by cheering the runners on, rock your shirt right then and enjoy a drink or two with us!

A $35 RACE TICKET SCORES YOU:

  • 1 guaranteed spot in the race at the time of your ticket
  • 1 really awesome limited edition custom designed t-shirt
  • 1 cocktail after the run + a refresher shot mid-race
  • $5 donation to the Kelly for Kids Foundation
  • 1K sticker to prove you survived the Fun Run!
  • 1 coupon for $5 off a bottle of our spirits in our tasting room

A $30 NO RUN TICKET SCORES YOU:

  • 1 really awesome limited edition custom designed t-shirt
  • 1 BOGO Cocktail Ticket
  • $5 donation to the Kelly for Kids Foundation
  • 1 coupon for $5 off a bottle of our spirits in our tasting room

 **This ticket type does not include running in the 1K**

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Lilac Gin Release!!
May
11
to May 13

Lilac Gin Release!!

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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The day we all have been waiting for! Come on in for free tastes of our ever popular Lilac Gin! We will have specialty craft cocktails made with Lilac Gin as well as bottles available for purchase.

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Derby Day!
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Derby Day!

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Horse Race!

4:00pm: Arrive in Derby Fashion and get a FREE Drink Ticket
Everyone gets a Horse Pick Slip for a chance to win a prize! Choose a horse to win and drop your ticket in the cup
Enjoy $7 Mint Juleps all day

6:15pm: Best Derby Dressed Award
6:45pm: Winner will be drawn from the winning horse raffle cup!

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Buffalo Whiskey Fest
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Buffalo Whiskey Fest

The first Buffalo Whiskey Fest hosted by Tommyrotter Distillery and Step Out Buffalo is *THE* event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious. On January 28, 2018 from 1-5p you get to explore the beautiful historic Hotel Lafayette while tasting over 75 different whiskeys, learning about the ins and outs from master distillers and brand ambassadors, sipping cocktails from the Four Roses Old Fashioned Bar and the Tommyrotter Distillery Manhattan Bar, and having a Sunday Funday the likes of which WNY has never seen.

The Buffalo Whiskey Fest is dedicated to exploring and encouraging the education of whiskey and all its varieties. All lovers of the spirit - whiskey aficionados and those just beginning their whiskey journey - are welcome! Attendees wishing to learn about the history, production, and terroir of different types of whiskeys will have the chance to sit down with whiskey masters at exclusive seminars available only at the event. And for those who love to dance, shop, and eat - there will be a live DJ, vendors, and food available for purchase.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buffalo-whiskey-fest-tickets-39657760429

 

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Warden Gin spirit release
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Warden Gin spirit release

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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Come on in for free tastes of our all new specialty spirit Warden Gin!

This one of a kind spirit was made with the Juniper berries Jason and Jeff received from The Gin Guild when being welcomed in and named Warden Rectifier and Warden Nominated Rectifier respectively.

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Trivia Night
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia Night

Are you a whiz at trivia? Do you enjoy awesome cocktails? Come on down September 21st to show off your vast knowledge of useless (and useful!) facts and drink some fantastic spirits with us. It's a win win!

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Spirits Tasting
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

Spirits Tasting

We will be at the following stores offering tasting of our spirits:

Colonial Wine & Spirits
3211 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Georgetown Square Wine & Liquor
5225 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY, 14221

Premier Wine & Spirits
3900 Maple Road, Buffalo, NY 14226

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Yuletide in the Country
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Yuletide in the Country

  • 5820 South Park Avenue Hamburg, NY, 14075 United States (map)
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Come see us and shop local at the annual Holiday Artisan Market!

We’re offering tasting of our spirits along with bottles available for purchase.

Western New Yorkers can inspire their holiday shopping and buy local December 2nd and 3rd  the 23rd Annual Yuletide in the Country, Holiday Artisan Market returns to the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, from 10am to 5 pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.  This year the event features over 150 artists and artisans and prominently many local artisans.

Tickets are available at the door and are $5 per person with children under 12 free

 

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