BUSINESS: Rochester distillery opens site in Buffalo

Finger Lakes Times Apr 20, 2017

ROCHESTER — Black Button Distilling, a grain to glass craft distillery based in Rochester, is opening a Buffalo tasting room in June.

The tasting room, at 149 Swan St., will feature the entire Black Button Distilling product line, along with other products from New York State like Rohrbach beers, Heron Hill wines, and cider from Steam Punk Cider. Drafts from breweries in the eastern part of New York state, many that can’t be found anywhere else in Buffalo, will also be served on a rotating basis.

Black Button Distilling’s Buffalo tasting room will also feature:

• Tapas style food — small plates

• A patio and a roof deck for private events

• A full collection of Fee Brothers bitters and cocktail equipment such as jiggers, large ice cube molds

Earlier this month, two new stills were added, tripling production capacity for the Rochester distillery, which is based at 85 Railroad St. With some additional fermenters added this coming summer, Black Button Distilling will be capable of making 5,000 bottles of grain to glass spirits per week.

Black Button was named one of the top 5 craft distilleries in the USA, according to USA Today’s 10Best 2016 Readers' Choice poll.

Info: www.blackbutton distilling.com.

Black Button Distilling