BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING NAMED TO INC. 5,000 LIST

ROCHESTER BASED DISTILLERY IS THE FASTEST GROWING FARM DISTILLERY IN THE NORTH EAST INC.COM

AUGUST 15, 2018

ROCHESTER, NY (AUGUST 15, 2018)Black Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest farm distillery, and one of the top 5 craft distilleries in the USA according to USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice poll, has just been named to Inc. Magazine's Top 5,000 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Black Button Distilling has earned the rank of number 2,020 on the 2018 list, making it the fastest growing distillery in North East.

A vertically-integrated privately owned company, Black Button Distilling has experienced exceptional growth since its founding in 2012 when the company produced 1,000 bottles every two weeks. Now, this year's growth rate is 440%, and Black Button Distilling cranks out 1,000 bottles per day, four days a week, with distribution to 12 states and Japan.

"Our primary product is Bourbon -- a product that has to age -- which means we have to plan for this level of growth years in advance," said Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling President and Head Distiller. "Bourbon doesn't respond to demand. We have to create a world class product and at the same time create demand, which takes time and a lot of hard work."

"Black Button Distilling is a 20 hour a day, seven day a week operation, in an industry that provides consumers with a lot of options," said Barrett. "The fact that we are a vertically integrated agribusiness that uses only New York State Farm ingredients and we were named to this list speaks volumes about the hard work and dedication of our 72 employees, and it tells us that we're on the right track. It might take time to make our Bourbon, but it's paying off. It's a great honor to be recognized in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. It's incredible validation -- on a national level -- for what we're doing."

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