As a New York State Farm Distillery,
Black Button Distilling is deeply committed to crafting high quality small batch spirits with New York State grown and produced ingredients. Over 95% of our ingredients are grown or produced in New York State. At Black Button Distilling, we are dedicated to supporting New York State agriculture and the responsible stewardship of our natural environment.
Black Button Farm & Forestry
The Spring of 2018 signals the birth of Black Button Farm & Forestry. On Route 32 in South Bristol, New York, lies 19 acres nestled between two small hills. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, this is the site of Black Button Farm & Forestry. An area almost untouched since the glaciers carved it out of the bedrock. A rolling creek separates the property in two pieces and mature oak trees grow strong and proud in the soft sunlight. It is land that epitomizes western New York’s proud farming heritage.
At Black Button farm, we will grow juniper for gin, white oak to make our own barrels and fresh herbs and spices as well as organic honey for our cocktails. All our plants and trees will come from our good friends at Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care, another local business that has long supported New York State agriculture.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Starting a farm from scratch takes a lot of time, money and patience. We have the time and patience but can use your help to buy the root stock and supplies we need to fulfill this dream and support locally sustainable family farming. Your contribution goes far beyond helping the Black Button mission. It will help to lower our carbon foot print, help save the bees that pollinate all crops and contribute to our local economy and culture. Invest in your local economy and agricultural base, and you invest in your future.
We’ve initiated a Kickstarter Campaign and invite you to contribute in any way that you can. Your generous support will help buy the root stock, saplings, tools and equipment needed to make Black Button Farm & Forestry flourish. We’ve developed several rewards in appreciation and sincerely hope that you’ll support us at Black Button Farm & Forestry. Go to the link below to learn more about our campaign and how you can help.
An old Chinese proverb states "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is today."
Please Help Us Sow the Seeds of Change. Thank you.
The creation of Black Button Farm & Forestry is a monumental step for the Black Button Distilling mission. It’s the culmination of a lifelong dream to grow the best possible ingredients to make the finest craft spirits in New York State. We sincerely hope you’ll join us in helping to continue our mission.
A.) Farm Barn B.) Main Crop Grove C.) Oak & Maple Tree Grove
Farm Barn for equipment storage and initial crop harvest processing.
Main Crop Grove for growing Juniper, Cocktail Botanicals, Wildflowers and site for Bee Hives for Honey and Crop Pollination
FROM GRAIN-TO-GLASS, STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK
We source all our corn, wheat, rye and barley locally from Edgewood Farms in Groveland, a nearly 1,600-acre farm due south of Rochester in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. We also source dairy cream for our famous Bespoke Bourbon Cream liqueur from New York State farms and our apple cider for our Apple Pie Moonshine from LynOaken Farms in Medina. We don’t just use New York State ingredients because we must. We do so, because we believe in local family farms as businesses but also because we believe in the genuine quality of New York grown ingredients. They are the foundation of the quality of Black Button’s fine small batch craft spirits. We strongly believe that great bourbon is not just made, but grown. And great high quality natural grown ingredients are paramount to making great bourbon whiskey. Sadly, New York State loses a family farm every three days. These farms are the roots of our American culture: they produce the food we eat, the milk we drink and in turn, the air we breathe. Without farms, our local economy, and indeed ourselves, would be broken. For that reason, as we continue to grow our partnerships with local farms, this Spring we’ve also opened a farm of our own - Black Button Farm & Forestry. A continuation of a lifelong dream to grow the best ingredients and make the best craft spirits, Black Button Farm & Forestry is a testament to our dedication to New York State grown agriculture