Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey


President Herbert Hoover described Prohibition as “a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.”

Based on a recipe that harkens back to the early days of America's Native Spirit, we wanted to show you what whiskey was like prior to the “Noble Experiment of Prohibition”. This unique spirit is a look back in time at the heritage of where whiskey was 100 years ago in this country.

This special style is a limited distillery release, meaning we only made 400 bottles. You can only get your hands on it by visiting one of our Tasting Rooms.

Black Button Distilling Award Winning Pre-Prohibition Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Available Sizes: 750mL

Proof: 92 (46% ABV)

Composition: 80% Corn, 10% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

First Released: 2019

Seasonality: Limited Distillery Release
(available only in tasting room)


It’s a big bold bourbon with a strong amber color and resounding flavor profile. You know your drinking whiskey when you drink this stuff.


1 ½ oz Bourbon
1 oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Honey
4 oz Hot Water
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Stir & garnish with lemon slice


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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