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VISIT ROCHESTER

If you are looking for a relaxed place to gather with friends, learn from our knowledgeable staff on how craft spirits are made, and try some delicious craft liquor, then the Black Button Tasting Room is the perfect place to come in for a tour, tasting, or private event. When you arrive you will find our full line of Black Button products as well as artisan crafted drink mixers and merchandise. Sit down and enjoy a cocktail (or two!) or even a beer or glass of wine from featured local breweries and wineries! While you’re here, join one of our tours and learn about how we distill, bottle and age our small-batch spirits. At Black Button we are committed to giving you the full craft spirit experience, so please come on in and let us show you exactly what the craft spirit boom is all about!

 

book your rochester black button experience today!

Learn the history behind Black Button and get an in depth view of what we're best at! Tour the fully operational distillery and see the inner workings of how our award winning spirits are made. Come early or stay after for a tasting. 20-minute tours run on Friday’s 6-8pm, Saturday’s 12-8pm & Sunday's 12-3pm on the hour. Click Book above to see available times and to reserve your spot. A limited number of walk-in space is also available for each tour time. Tours are $5/person.

Book a spirits tasting and taste for yourself what award winning, farm distillery craft spirits are all about! Our Trifecta Tasting includes your choice of 3 if the following spirits: Citrus Forward Gin, Straight Four Grain Bourbon, All American Corn Vodka, 20-Plate Vodka, Apple Pie Moonshine or Collaboration Whiskey. Always included with this tasting is our Bespoke Bourbon Cream as well as tastes of our original food products, Bold Bloody Mary Mix, Apple Pie Moonshine BBQ Sauce, Bourbon Bacon Ketchup and Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.

We invite you to enjoy the full craft distillery experience for TWO with a Sunday Funday! Package for Two Includes:
• Tour of our production facility on the hour for two people (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Sundays only)
• Educational Spirits Tasting for Two (one tasting flight/person)
• A Bold Bloody Mary or Gin Mimosa Cocktail for Two (one cocktail/person)
• $5 off any 750ml bottle purchased
• $5 off any Black Button Baseball Hat or T-Shirt purchased


 

Interested in having your next birthday, business meeting, charity event, family gathering or company party in our tasting room? Check out our VENUE page to learn more or contact us at Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com or 585.730.4512 to get in touch with an event specialist today!

 

 

TOUR THE DISTILLERY

Join us for a behind the scenes experience at Black Button and learn about what it takes to make our award winning small-batch spirits. At Black Button we are committed to giving you the full craft spirit experience, so please come on in and let us show you exactly what the craft spirit boom is all about!

 

Book Your Tour OR SUNDAY FUNDAY Today!


 

Learn the history behind Black Button and get an in depth view of what we're best at! Tour the fully operational distillery and see the inner workings of how our award winning spirits are made. Come early or stay after for a tasting. 20-minute tours run on Friday’s 6 & 7pm, Saturday’s 12-8pm & Sunday's 1-5pm on the hour. Click Book above to see available times and to reserve your spot. A limited number of walk-in space is also available for each tour time. Tours are $5/person.

We invite you to enjoy the full craft distillery experience for TWO with a Sunday Funday! Package for Two Includes:
• Tour of our production facility on the hour for two people (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Sundays only)
• Educational Spirits Tasting for Two (one tasting flight/person)
• A Bold Bloody Mary or Gin Mimosa Cocktail for Two (one cocktail/person)
• $5 off any 750ml bottle purchased
• $5 off any Black Button Baseball Hat or T-Shirt purchased

 

 

Groups of 10 people or more should call the distillery tasting room at 585-730-4512 to check availability and schedule a tour and/or tasting at least one day in advance. Please note, distillery staff reserve the right to refuse service to visibly intoxicated patrons. Please enjoy responsibly.

 

 

TASTE OUR SPIRITS

With the huge surge in craft distilleries, wineries, and breweries all across the country, you know that when you visit Black Button Distilling, you are about to experience the best of what Rochester, NY has to offer the country’s spirit scene. Available during all hours of operation.

BOOK YOUR Tasting OR sunday funday TODAY!

 

Book a spirits tasting and taste for yourself what award winning, farm distillery craft spirits are all about! Our Trifecta Tasting includes your choice of 3 if the following spirits: Citrus Forward Gin, Straight Four Grain Bourbon, All American Corn Vodka, 20-Plate Vodka, Apple Pie Moonshine or Collaboration Whiskey. Always included with this tasting is our Bespoke Bourbon Cream as well as tastes of our original food products, Bold Bloody Mary Mix, Apple Pie Moonshine BBQ Sauce, Bourbon Bacon Ketchup and Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.

We invite you to enjoy the full craft distillery experience for TWO with a Sunday Funday! Package for Two Includes:
• Tour of our production facility on the hour for two people (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Sundays only)
• Educational Spirits Tasting for Two (one tasting flight/person)
• A Bold Bloody Mary or Gin Mimosa Cocktail for Two (one cocktail/person)
• $5 off any 750ml bottle purchased
• $5 off any Black Button Baseball Hat or T-Shirt purchased

 
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Groups of 10 people or more should call the distillery tasting room at 585-730-4512 to check availability and schedule a tour and/or tasting at least one day in advance. Please note, distillery staff reserve the right to refuse service to visibly intoxicated patrons. Please enjoy responsibly.

 

 

We are proud to source all our grain locally from Edgewood Farms, built in 1843 on 135 acres of prime farmland and woods is located a half hour south of of Rochester in the beautiful Finger Lakes region!

 
 

Rochester Classes


DISTILLING CourseS

Black Button Distilling offers two different kind of classes to help new distillers or folks considering joining the industry to learn how to make whiskey, vodka and gin. We also help with safety issues and licensing. 

 
 
 

craft distilling experience

3 Day Group Class - Next one will be February 22nd, 23rd and 24th of 2019
$950/person - ½ price for second person from the same distillery

Knowledge is power and here at Black Button Distilling we endeavor to share with our guests the knowledge necessary to feel confident in opening their own craft distillery. Interested parties will include whiskey and gin lovers, entrepreneurs and those seriously considering or in the process of opening a craft distillery. Our 3 day program will run from 9am-5pm each day and will include breakfast and lunch.

This class is geared towards those who already possess a basic understanding of spirits and distillation and are looking to make the jump into commercial distillation. Although all are welcome to attend the class, we will be business and production oriented.
Topics to be covered:

• Class Introductions
• History of Black Button
• In-depth factory tour
• Branding and label development
• Marketing strategies
• Making the most of Social Media
• Picking a glass bottle
• Finding a label printer
• Business Planning
• Writing a successful Business Plan
• Finding and working with distributors
• Sales team management
• Paying your TTB taxes
• Getting your TTB Bond
• Safety

• Insurance/ Licensing
• Recipe development
• Basics of Mashing
• Fermentation procedures
• Gin Development
• Infusions
• Basics of Distilling and making cuts
• Reviews and awards
• Equipment Sourcing
• Filtering equipment
• Hoses, valves and custom equipment
• Equipment needs
• Credit Card processing
• Tasting of Spirits from barrels
• Barrel aging theory and fundamentals

Master Distilling Class

3 Day Private Class - Call or email for a quote and to schedule
discount on additional person(s) from the same distillery
Select Dates - January through August - must be planned well in advance

This one on one program will put the student right into the thick of distilling with our staffs concentration on your operation. The course is designed to give a single student one on one hands on training in craft distillation, business plan consultations and help in navigating the TTB and COLA process. Black Button distilling is a grain based craft distillery and is best versed in Whiskey, Vodka and Gin. Assistance can be provided for fruit based spirits, rum and cordials with prior notice. By the end of the class the student(s) will be immersed in mashing and fermentation procedures, stripping run procedures, marketing and distribution assistance as well as how to proof, bottle and pay your federal TTB taxes. Students should come to the class with a well thought out business plan, a basic or intermediate understanding of distilling and the expectation that they will be working in an operating distillery for the course. This is not a classroom type setting this is a 100% hands on experience that is designed to save students from the common mistakes in the industry and allow them a leg up when they launch their brand.

This course is offered once a month on a first come first serve basis. Please get in touch with us at 585.730.4585 or sales@blackbuttondistilling.com to discuss potential dates and your specific interests.

Additional consultation is available after the class including full recipe development, brand development and setup of equipment. Prices available upon request.

Price does not include transportation, lodging or meals other than lunch during the 3 day course period. Payment is due upon reserving class date. Classes will be tailored to the specific needs of the student within reason with prior notice. For more information, please call 585.730.4585 or email sales@blackbuttondistilling.com

Given the in depth nature of the class about your specific business plan we do not allow distillers from more than one operation at a time to avoid any issues with confidentiality. This consultation is very specific and we want to ensure total focus on our student(s) at that time.

 
 

BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE TODAY!

 
 
 

Rochester Events


check out our upcoming events in rochester!

 
 

Ask about our VIP VISIT/BAR TAKE-OVER's for your next event!

 

ENJOY A TWO HOUR VIP VISIT/BAR TAKEOVER
We may have visitors come and go throughout the evening, but YOUR GROUP will be the VIP's on this visit! You invite your friends, family and coworkers. You pick the music. You set the tone for two hours of fun in YOUR BAR. The other guests will have to put up with YOU for the night! This experience is perfect for a birthday party, anniversary celebration, after-work gathering, charity fundraiser… or just an excuse to get your friends out of the house! Email Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com for availability and pricing for your event!

 
  • Bar Space for 20 to 40 People - We’ll have bartenders dedicated to your guests to get them drinks fast!
  • 40 Drink Tickets - Enjoy Black Button Cocktails, Tasting Flights, Rohrbach’s Beer and Heron Hill Wine!
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the Distillery - Anyone in your party that wants a tour of working distillery may do so at the one hour mark of your event!
  • Signature Drink of the Night - Combine our ingredients to make and name your favorite drink to be featured that night!
  • Control of the Music - Plug your device into our system and crank the tunes you love!
  • Twenty $5 Off Discount Cards - Hand out these cards to your guests so they can receive $5 off any 750ml bottle of our spirits they purchase from us that night!
  • Bring in or Arrange Delivery of the Food of Your Choosing - Bring any catered or packaged food in that you want to feed the party or call out for pizza and wings.  Or just drink, it’s up to you!
  • Black Button Gift Basket - Raffle it off or take it home if it’s your party; auction it off if it’s a fundraiser or gift it to the guest of honor at their celebration!

Email us for pricing and availability at Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com

 

ROCHESTER VENUE

 

Let us host your next event!

Memorable & Intimate, the Black Button Tasting Room is the ideal venue for your next: Birthday, Family Gathering, Business Meeting, Charity Event, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Bridal Shower, Holiday Party, Private Event or any other Special Occasion! Our event specialist will help you plan every detail to ensure an unforgettable experience! For more information or to begin planning your event, please contact us at 585.730.4512 or Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com

ask about OUR VIP VISIT/BAR TAKE-OVER's for your event!

 

ENJOY A TWO HOUR VIP VISIT/BAR TAKEOVER
We may have visitors come and go throughout the evening, but YOUR GROUP will be the VIP's on this visit! You invite your friends, family and coworkers. You pick the music. You set the tone for two hours of fun in YOUR BAR. The other guests will have to put up with YOU for the night! This experience is perfect for a birthday party, anniversary celebration, after-work gathering, charity fundraiser… or just an excuse to get your friends out of the house! Email Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com for availability and pricing for your event!

 
 
  • Bar Space for 20 to 40 People - We’ll have bartenders dedicated to your guests to get them drinks fast!
  • 40 Drink Tickets - Enjoy Black Button Cocktails, Tasting Flights, Rohrbach’s Beer and Heron Hill Wine!
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of the Distillery - Anyone in your party that wants a tour of working distillery may do so at the one hour mark of your event!
  • Signature Drink of the Night - Combine our ingredients to make and name your favorite drink to be featured that night!
  • Control of the Music - Plug your device into our system and crank the tunes you love!
  • Twenty $5 Off Discount Cards - Hand out these cards to your guests so they can receive $5 off any 750ml bottle of our spirits they purchase from us that night!
  • Bring in or Arrange Delivery of the Food of Your Choosing - Bring any catered or packaged food in that you want to feed the party or call out for pizza and wings.  Or just drink, it’s up to you!
  • Black Button Gift Basket - Raffle it off or take it home if it’s your party; auction it off if it’s a fundraiser or gift it to the guest of honor at their celebration!

Email us for pricing and availability at Events@BlackButtonDistilling.com

 
 
Charity Event

Charity event

Support a charity of your choice with a Guest Bartender Night! You choose the charity and provide a few bartenders for the night and we will donate $2 from every cocktail sold during the event. We can design a flier to be passed out and will promote the event on our social media to draw a crowd!


Personal Happy Hour

Take over the Tasting Room for your own happy hour! Get together a group of friends, family or coworkers and enjoy having the bar all to yourselves. Set up a special tour of our Distillery and collaborate on a signature cocktail for your event with one of our knowledgeable Head Bartenders!

Cheers

Party

Birthday, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party or Bridal shower

Looking for a fun and intimate venue for your event? Get together with our event specialists to plan all the details that make a memorable party! From delicious catering and custom cocktails to your own photo booth, we can arrange it all.


Wedding Event

Rehearsal Dinner or even wedding!

If unconventional is more your style then you'll fit right in with us! Our event specialists will work with you to create a close, personal experience your guests will not soon forget!