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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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.

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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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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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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Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park
Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park

The 3rd season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market begins on Thursday, May 24th at 3:00pm! This year we have some new faces!. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm-7:00pm, directly in front of Orchard Fresh. Each week, the Market will feature 18 vendors, made up of a mix of local farmers and artisans, two food trucks, and live, local musical talent from 4-6 weekly.

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Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park
Jul
19
3:00 PM15:00

Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park

The 3rd season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market begins on Thursday, May 24th at 3:00pm! This year we have some new faces!. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm-7:00pm, directly in front of Orchard Fresh. Each week, the Market will feature 18 vendors, made up of a mix of local farmers and artisans, two food trucks, and live, local musical talent from 4-6 weekly.

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Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park
Jul
12
3:00 PM15:00

Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park

The 3rd season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market begins on Thursday, May 24th at 3:00pm! This year we have some new faces!. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm-7:00pm, directly in front of Orchard Fresh. Each week, the Market will feature 18 vendors, made up of a mix of local farmers and artisans, two food trucks, and live, local musical talent from 4-6 weekly.

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West Fest - One Year Anniversary Bash at West Shore!
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

West Fest - One Year Anniversary Bash at West Shore!

  • 149 Swan Street Buffalo, NY, 14203 United States (map)
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JOIN US SATURDAY, JULY 7TH FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL WESTFEST - we will be sampling and selling at this event

West Shore Brewing Co. is turning 1! Although you may not have heard of them yet, this is a perfect time to come on down to see them. Bands, Beer releases, craft spirits and mead tastings. We'll be celebrating inside and outside with a live band line up all day featuring The Gavin Petrie BandThe Springfield Incident -'90s Alternative Rock Cover BandThe Big Sauce Trio and The West Shore All Stars, plus food trucks including Lloyd Taco TrucksBABZ BBQSmoke, Fire, & Spice and Gianni Mazia's On Main. Plus Lilly Belle Meads will be here sampling mead. You don't want to miss this! Tickets available pre-sale in their taproom or using the event links below. 

General admission includes your first beer, and the first 300 tickets sold receive a 1-year anniversary glass. 

VIP admission includes: your first beer, a 1-year anniversary glass, early admission, 2 crowlers of limited release beer, plus discounts on merchandise, crowler packages, and crowler or mug club memberships. 

General admission: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-fest-one-year-anniversary-party-at-west-shore-brewing-company-tickets-46030267770?ref=estw

VIP admission: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-fest-one-year-anniversary-party-at-west-shore-brewing-co-vip-tickets-46030396154?ref=estw

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Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park
Jul
5
3:00 PM15:00

Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park

The 3rd season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market begins on Thursday, May 24th at 3:00pm! This year we have some new faces!. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm-7:00pm, directly in front of Orchard Fresh. Each week, the Market will feature 18 vendors, made up of a mix of local farmers and artisans, two food trucks, and live, local musical talent from 4-6 weekly.

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Spirits Tasting
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Spirits Tasting

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

Convenient Wine & Liquor
2540 Hamburg Turnpike  Lackawanna, NY

Georgetown Wine & Liquor
5225 Sheridan Dr.  Williamsville, NY

Isleview Wine & Spirits
533 Niagara St.  Tonawanda, NY

On the Rox Liquors
4382  Bailey Ave.  Buffalo, NY

Straight Up Wine & Liquor
2534 Elmwood Ave.  Kenmore, NY

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Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park
Jun
28
3:00 PM15:00

Farmer's & Artisan's Market at Orchard Park

The 3rd season of the Orchard Park Farmers & Artisans Market begins on Thursday, May 24th at 3:00pm! This year we have some new faces!. The Market will run every Thursday afternoon from 3:00pm-7:00pm, directly in front of Orchard Fresh. Each week, the Market will feature 18 vendors, made up of a mix of local farmers and artisans, two food trucks, and live, local musical talent from 4-6 weekly.

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Starry Night in the Garden
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Starry Night in the Garden

We will sampling and selling at this fun annual concert at the Botanical Gardens

General Admission - $50.00
General Admission includes: Wine glass at entry, courtesy of Liberty Yellow Cab, All food and beverage samples, Live performances from Rozzi, Milck and Mat Kearney.  Doors open at 5:30pm with food/beverage tastings to begin at 6:00pm. Must be 21+ to receive wine glass and alcohol samples. 

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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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