Black Button Distilling expands operations


By: Kerry Feltner KERRY FELTNER April 13, 2015

Black Button Distilling is expanding its capabilities as well as its staff to keep up with increased demand.

The grain-to-glass craft distillery in Rochester now has two 15-ton grain silos outside its headquarters at 85 Railroad St., officials said. The new silos help to improve the firm’s capacity for production.

Each week the company makes 1,800 bottles of corn whiskey, citrus forward gin, vodka and four-grain bourbon with plans to double output by the close of 2015, officials said.

“I never imagined that we would install silos and a second still only 14 months into this journey,” said Jason Barrett, owner and head distiller, in a statement. “The Rochester community has been tremendously supportive. And now, to see our products spreading across the country, shaping cocktails and family gatherings all over the United States is exciting and incredibly humbling.”

A second account manager has been added to the staff to assist clients in the Syracuse, Adirondack and Binghamton markets, officials said.

Black Button Distilling