Distilled from 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley, our Rye Whiskey captures the true spirit of the Empire State. Spicy and fruity with a slightly nutty character, our tribute to this American staple is rich and bold. Unfiltered to provide you with true and authentic flavor, our Rye is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a traditional whiskey cocktail.

Black Button Distilling Award Winning Empire Rye


Available Sizes: 750mL

ABV: 84 (42% ABV)

Composition: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley and 100% NY made from grain to glass

First Released: 2018

Seasonality: Year-Round


Our Empire Rye has the familiar black pepper bite a good Rye is known for, but is balanced with the subtle taste of stone fruit. It finishes with a nutty, woody taste imparted from the hand charred American White Oak barrels it has aged in for the last few years.


1 ½ oz Bourbon
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice & strain
Float ¾ oz Port
Lemon twist garnish


A note from our founder

Since 1922, my family’s button factory has provided some of the finest men’s suit buttons available. For four generations these buttons have closed high quality suits worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and Businessmen the world over. My name is Jason Barrett and it is my family’s commitment to making an excellent product that inspired me to start Black Button Distilling.

As a licensed Farm Distillery, Black Button Distilling is dedicated to preserving New York State’s rich agricultural heritage and reputation for quality manufacturing. We use over 90% New York State grown ingredients, which is reflected in the quality of each and every bottle of small batch spirits. Each of our spirits are handcrafted by our master distillers to be the perfect way to unwind after a good day’s work.

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