Blend your own Gin Class!
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Blend your own Gin Class!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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Do you love Gin (like us!) & want to learn from the Masters here at Black Button?

Each class will be given the opportunity to craft their own unique Gin from various botanically infused Gins. A little bit of spice, a little more citrus and a whole 'lotta juniper and you could inspire our next award winning Gin!

There will be snacks to consume while you learn - and taste!

Today, there are only five Gin Warden Rectifiers in the US; two of them are at Rochester's own Black Button Distilling. In order to be inducted, Warden Rectifiers must prove their knowledge of gin and their commitment to the craft of producing and protecting gin and owner Jason Barrett and head distiller Jeff Fairbrother, have done just that!

The Gin Guild was incorporated by the Worshipful Company of Distillers, one of London's traditional livery bodies, by Royal Charter in 1638. The historical role of the Worshipful Company of Distillers was to hold key responsibilities for the control and regulation of early gin distillers. Today, the Gin Guild is a spirits industry body, charged with protecting the gin trade and culture around the world. The Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category. Brand owners and producers are eligible to join in the corporate rank of Warden Rectifier

Each participant will take home a 375ml bottle of Gin you have blended yourself!

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

ROCHESTER
Where: Tasting Room at 85 Railroad Street, Rochester
When: Sunday, July 29th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

July 25th -  Music by Something Else

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

August 29th - Music by Miller and the Other Sinners 

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

September 26th - Music by Tim Britt Live

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Best Punch on the Block Class
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Best Punch on the Block Class

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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Take your party from fun to unforgettable with updated cocktails that will please your punch bowl and your guests! Many crowd pleasing cocktails can be prepped in advance and are simple to make, but don’t worry, we won’t give away your secrets. Let us show you how to wow and still have time to enjoy the party.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

ROCHESTER
Where: Tasting Room at 85 Railroad Street, Rochester
When: Sunday, September 30th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Stay warm with these HOT Cocktails Class
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Stay warm with these HOT Cocktails Class

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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We all know winter is on the way, but there is still time to enjoy the outdoors with killer cocktails to keep you warm! Learn how to cozy up with some hot cocktails and seasonal riffs on classics. Let us show you how to pair the flavors of fall with your favorite Black Button spirits.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

ROCHESTER
Where: Tasting Room at 85 Railroad Street, Rochester
When: Sunday, October 21st
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Into the Barrel we go Class!
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Into the Barrel we go Class!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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The richness of a Barrel aged spirit is sure to impress your guests. Join us as we dive into the barrel on a how-to adventure. We will explore the perfect mixers and best ways to serve barrel aged spirits.

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

Each class includes:

  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Black Button Cocktail Book
  • $5 off a 750ml bottle of Black Button Spirits
  • Black Button swag to take home

ROCHESTER
Where: Tasting Room at 85 Railroad Street, Rochester
When: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 2:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Spirits Tasting
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Spirits Tasting

We will be at the following stores offering tasting of our spirits:
5 O'Clock Somewhere
1100 Long Pond Road, Greece
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Eastway Liquor
1217 Bay Road, Webster
4:00pm-7:00pm

Marketview Liquor
1100 Jefferson Road, Henrietta
4:00pm-7:00pm

Pittsford Wine & Spirits
3 Schoen Place, Pittsford
6:00pm-8:30pm

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Whiskey & Watches
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Whiskey & Watches

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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Meet special guest Rochester watchmaker Christian Champion of Ocean Crawler Watches in our Railroad Street Cocktail Bar & Tasting Room.  Try and buy Christian’s high quality, high-end watches which are known for their reliability, durability, accuracy and style.

Enjoy several featured cocktails made special for the evening – each named for an Ocean Crawler Watch.

  • Shipwreck Hunter: bourbon, maple syrup old fashioned
  • Ocean Navigator: bourbon, lemon, cinnamon-orange syrup, topped with IPA
  • Lume Rush Diver: citrus gin martini, dry vermouth, lemon, orange bitters

A complimentary distillery tour at 7pm and $5 off 750 ml bottles of Black Button spirits. Free Admission.

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

June 27th -  Music by The Earthtones

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Blend your own Whiskey!
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Blend your own Whiskey!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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Every barrel is different, and it’s the blending of bourbon from different barrels that makes a great whiskey.
In this class taught by none other than Owner and Head Distiller, Jason Barrett, you get an in-depth look into how we make and age whiskey and then you get to blend your own. Taste several single barrels as well as a few of our blends and then measure for yourself the perfect whiskey for your palette.
Each student will take home a 375ml bottle of whiskey you have blended yourself!

Seating is limited to 12 per class!

ROCHESTER
Where: Tasting Room at 85 Railroad Street, Rochester
When: Wednesday, June 13th
Time: 6:00pm
Duration: 1-1½ hours

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
May
30
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

May 30th -  Music by Tommy Brunett Band 

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Spirits Tasting
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Spirits Tasting

We will be at the following stores offering tasting of our spirits:
Lisa's Liquor Barn
2157 Penfield Road, Penfield
3:00pm-6:00pm

Country Club Liquor
805 Fairport Road, East Rochester
4:00pm-7:00pm

Georgetown Liquor
585 Moseley Road, Fairport
4:00pm-7:00pm

5 O'Clock Somewhere
1100 Long Pond Road, Greece
4:00pm-7:00pm

Marketview Liquor
1100 Jefferson Road, Rochester
4:00pm-7:00pm

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Lilac Gin spirit release
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Lilac Gin spirit release

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 United States (map)
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Come on in for free tastes of our ever popular Lilac Gin!

In honor of the rich floral history the Flower/Flour City has cultivated though out its history we here at Black Button Distilling give you our Lilac Gin. Made once a year in a small batch, each flower petal is steeped, distilled and recombined to create a light and delicate flavor. Rose, Hibiscus, Lavender and Lilac as well as Juniper, Coriander and a myriad of other botanical components make this one of a kind spirit highly sought after. Make sure to get yours before we run out.

Reserve Online & Pick Up in Our Tasting Rooms: 

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Sip & Sizzle: Conco de Mayo!
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & Sizzle: Conco de Mayo!

  • 800 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 United States (map)
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At the New York Wine & Culinary Center

A culinary & beverage experience like never before. This will be an intimate group that will be led through the food & wine pairing with a beverage instructor, while a Chef instructor is making their entire meal before their eyes. This three course meal will be prepped, cooked, & plated in the Wine Spectator Theater as guests enjoy the aromas, tastes, and experience of cocktails & food pairing. The food & spirits will all be NYS products!

This Cinco de Mayo special we will partner with Black Button Distilling. A representative from Black Button will join us as we feature cocktails created with Black Button products. 

Menu:

  • Scallop Ceviche
  • Tacos Carne Asada with Smoky Black Bean Rice
  • Mexican Flan

All guests must be 21+.

Get your tickets here: https://www.nywcc.com/classes/1513611969/sip-sizzle-cinco-de-mayo

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Sip & Sizzle: Conco de Mayo!
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & Sizzle: Conco de Mayo!

  • 800 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY, 14424 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the New York Wine & Culinary Center

A culinary & beverage experience like never before. This will be an intimate group that will be led through the food & wine pairing with a beverage instructor, while a Chef instructor is making their entire meal before their eyes. This three course meal will be prepped, cooked, & plated in the Wine Spectator Theater as guests enjoy the aromas, tastes, and experience of cocktails & food pairing. The food & spirits will all be NYS products!

This Cinco de Mayo special we will partner with Black Button Distilling. A representative from Black Button will join us as we feature cocktails created with Black Button products. 

Menu:

  • Scallop Ceviche
  • Tacos Carne Asada with Smoky Black Bean Rice
  • Mexican Flan

All guests must be 21+.

Get your tickets here: https://www.nywcc.com/classes/1513611969/sip-sizzle-cinco-de-mayo

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VIP Bourbon Tour Experience
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

VIP Bourbon Tour Experience

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
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Join us for an in-depth tour of Black Button Distilling lead by our Whiskey Engineer, Richard Barrett!

This unique experience will focus on our history, our product sourcing and our distilling & barreling process.

Each ticket includes:
• A detailed tour of the Black Button production facility
• Craft Bourbon Tasting  
• Snacks  
• $5 off a 750ml Bottle Coupon

Please arrive at 6:30pm

Seating is limited to 14 people per date
Thursday, February 22nd
Thursday, March 15th
Thursday, April 26th

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An Evening on Railroad Street!
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening on Railroad Street!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
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Join us for an Evening on Railroad Street!

The evening begins at 7pm at the Rohrbach Beer Hall where you and a guest will each enjoy a beer and share a wood-fired pizza of choice.  At 8pm, we guide you through the Rohrbach production brewery and continue through Black Button Distilling, giving you a behind the scenes look at how craft beer and spirits are made. By 8:45pm, guests will toast their evening in the Black Button tasting room with a cocktail of choice.  Each group of two will also receive a voucher for $5 off any 750ml bottle of Black Button spirits.

Start Time: 7pm
Note: The Rohrbach Beer Hall at 4pm, so guests may feel free to arrive early to enjoy additional beverages or appetizers a la carte.

End Time: 9pm
Note: Black Button closes at 9pm, so guests may feel free to stick around and enjoy additional beverages until close.

Total Value: $65
Actual Price: $40 (per Group of Two)

Advance reservation only with 25% non-refundable deposit ($10) paid online. Balance due upon departure from Rohrbach Beer Hall (prior to Black Button transition). Please note, tax + gratuity are not included in ticket price. Upon arrival, each group of two will be given one punch card with each listed amenity. All amenities must be redeemed night of event with the exception of $5 Off Bottle Voucher at Black Button.  All guests must be 21+.

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Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at the Public Market

It’s fabulous fun `n food on four wheels featuring the community's creative mobile cuisine! Just about everything and anything that could be served from a truck can be found at Food Truck Rodeo...

While you fill your face at Food Truck Rodeos, you can enjoy some local tunes from local talent!

April 25th -  Music by The Crawdiddies

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Earth Day Public Market Spring Clean
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day Public Market Spring Clean

It’s time for some Spring Cleaning down at the Public Market and we need your help! We’re getting ready for a Summer of sun and fun and invite you to join Black Button Distilling and our neighbors at Rohrbach Brewing on Earth Day, April 22 to clean up the Public Market in a benefit for the Market District Business Association. You’ll feel good about keeping the community clean … and you’ll receive a well-deserved complimentary Black Button cocktail and a Rohrbach beer in exchange for your service. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign yourself and friends up using the form below, for the Earth Day Public Market Spring Clean
  • Meet us in the Black Button/Rohrbach parking lot next to 85 Railroad Street at 11 am on Sunday, 4/22.
  • You’ll get a trash bag and a grabber (make sure to wear gloves) and a complimentary drinks coupon
  • Hit the streets with us and pick up the Winter’s trash!
  • Meet back at Black Button at noon and we’ll toast a job well done!

Sign Up Here: https://www.blackbuttondistilling.com/rochester-events

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2018 SPRINGTIME IN THE COUNTRY ROCHESTER
Apr
13
to Apr 15

2018 SPRINGTIME IN THE COUNTRY ROCHESTER

  • 2695 East Henrietta Road Henrietta, NY, 14467 United States (map)
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The ultimate handcrafted shopping experience comes to Rochester as Premier Promotions of WNY will bring its nationally acclaimed Spring Artisan Market to the Rochester Dome Arena April 13-15. The events will include over 150 artisans featuring garden art, handcrafted furniture, metal works, spa quality bath and beauty products, original music, trendsetting jewelry, gifts for pets, hand poured candles, original wall art, clothing, home décor and gift items galore.   Patrons will have the unique opportunity to connect with some of the nation’s finest artisans and purchase only handcrafted items.

The event promises to be a one of a kind shopping experience, designed to engage patrons on multiple levels and will include craft distillers, wineries, specialty foods and live music.  Springtime in Rochester is  the perfect destination for gift buying for Mother’s Day, Spring Birthdays or simply to indulge yourself!

Admission is $7 for adults, children under 12 are free.  Complimentary return passes are available at the information booth.

 

Friday, April 13th 4pm-9pm
Saturday, April 14th 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 15th 10am-4pm

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VIP Bourbon Tour Experience
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

VIP Bourbon Tour Experience

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
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Join us for an in-depth tour of Black Button Distilling lead by our Whiskey Engineer, Richard Barrett!

This unique experience will focus on our history, our product sourcing and our distilling & barreling process.

Each ticket includes:
• A detailed tour of the Black Button production facility
• Craft Bourbon Tasting  
• Snacks  
• $5 off a 750ml Bottle Coupon

Please arrive at 6:30pm

Seating is limited to 14 people per date
Thursday, February 22nd
Thursday, March 15th
Thursday, April 26th

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Sunday Brunch Pass at BXCR and Black Button!
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Brunch Pass at BXCR and Black Button!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
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Join us for a fun Railroad Street Sunday Brunch Pass!

Each Sunday Brunch Pass Includes:
At BXCR: 1 Brunchfast Sandwich, 1 Donut and 1 Coffee
At Black Button Distilling: 1 Bloody Mary or Gin Mimosa, 1 Bourbon Cream Tasting, 1 Distillery Tour and $5 off any 750ML bottle of our spirits
Experience both BXCR and Black Button Distilling in one day or spread the joy out over the three Sundays!Now all you need to decide is what to try first!
Valid March 4th, 11th and 18th ONLY
10am-3pm at BXCR and 11am-6pm at Black Button

All guests must be 21+.

Get your tickets here: https://www.blackbuttondistilling.com/rochester-event-tickets/railroad-street-sunday-brunch-pass

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Sunday Brunch Pass at BXCR and Black Button!
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Brunch Pass at BXCR and Black Button!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
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Join us for a fun Railroad Street Sunday Brunch Pass!

Each Sunday Brunch Pass Includes:
At BXCR: 1 Brunchfast Sandwich, 1 Donut and 1 Coffee
At Black Button Distilling: 1 Bloody Mary or Gin Mimosa, 1 Bourbon Cream Tasting, 1 Distillery Tour and $5 off any 750ML bottle of our spirits
Experience both BXCR and Black Button Distilling in one day or spread the joy out over the three Sundays!Now all you need to decide is what to try first!
Valid March 4th, 11th and 18th ONLY
10am-3pm at BXCR and 11am-6pm at Black Button

All guests must be 21+.

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An Evening on Railroad Street!
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening on Railroad Street!

  • 85 Railroad Street Rochester, NY, 14609 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an Evening on Railroad Street!

The evening begins at 6pm at the Rohrbach Beer Hall where you and a guest will each enjoy a beer and share a wood-fired pizza of choice.  At 7pm, we guide you through the Rohrbach production brewery and continue through Black Button Distilling, giving you a behind the scenes look at how craft beer and spirits are made. By 7:45pm, guests will toast their evening in the Black Button tasting room with a cocktail of choice.  Each group of two will also receive a voucher for $5 off any 750ml bottle of Black Button spirits.

Start Time: 6pm
Note: The Rohrbach Beer Hall at 4pm, so guests may feel free to arrive early to enjoy additional beverages or appetizers a la carte.

End Time: 8pm
Note: Black Button closes at 9pm, so guests may feel free to stick around and enjoy additional beverages until close.

Total Value: $65
Actual Price: $40 (per Group of Two)

Advance reservation only with 25% non-refundable deposit ($10) paid online. Balance due upon departure from Rohrbach Beer Hall (prior to Black Button transition). Please note, tax + gratuity are not included in ticket price. Upon arrival, each group of two will be given one punch card with each listed amenity. All amenities must be redeemed night of event with the exception of $5 Off Bottle Voucher at Black Button.  All guests must be 21+.

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