Bourbon's roots go all the way back to the late 1700's and is said to be so named after an area known as “Old Bourbon” in Kentucky. There are a few hard and fast rules for a spirit to be considered bourbon: It must be made in the United States and consist of a mash that is at least 51% corn with the rest of the mash made up of rye, wheat and/or malted barley It also must be distilled to no more than 160 proof, entered into the barrel at 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof. Lastly, it must not contain any flavor additives or artificial coloring and must be aged in new, charred oak barrels which is what gives the spirit its beautiful amber color.

Black Button Distilling Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottle next to Bourbon cocktail

Straight four grain bourbon - 750ML & 375ML

Black Button Four Grain Small-Batch Straight Bourbon is 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 9% Rye, 11% Malted Barley and 100% NY state grown and distilled. Experience the product that captured my heart and the reason I’m dedicated to craft distilling. Perfect for a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned or just on the rocks. So sit back, relax and try the new definition of quality American Bourbon.


Black Button Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey has been awarded the Silver Medal for 2018!

Read all about it at The Fifty Best

Black Button Distilling Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey next to Straight Rye Whiskey cocktail

rye whiskey - 750ML

Seasonal Limited Release: Available for a limited time and only in our tasting rooms

Black Button Rye is spicy, fruity and even a little nutty! Our version of this staple of American drinking culture is rich and bold. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks or in a great cocktail.

95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley and 100% NY made from grain to glass

Black Button Distilling Port Finished Bourbon in front of Black Button Distilling bourbon barrel

port finished bourbon - 375ML

With notes of chocolate, cherry, stone fruit, oak and corn, this spirit has aged for a minimum of two years in white oak and then another year in a freshly harvested port cask from Port of NY Winery in Ithaca, NY. “Our Port Finished Barrel Strength Single Barrel Straight Bourbon is the finest reflection of what it means for us to live large in small batches,” said Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling President/Head Distiller. “This spirit — made with the best local ingredients — truly represents the best of what Black Button Distilling has to offer.” Available only in 375ml bottles. Also available at the finest liquor stores in Rochester, Buffalo and Western NY. ABV: Cask strength 110.8

Limited Release: 312 bottles total

Black Button Distilling Collaboration Whiskey Bottle in front of Black Button Distilling Whiskey Barrel

Black Button Distilling Collaboration Whiskey Bottle in front of Black Button Distilling Whiskey Barrel

Collaboration Whiskey - 750ML

Seasonal Limited Release

Black Button Distilling and The O'Begley Distillery are pleased to provide a one of a kind spirit for your enjoyment. Hand selected barrels of both our finest whiskeys have been chosen by our head distillers, blended together, remarried in wooden casks, and set to age until peak perfection. We hope you enjoy drinking this collaboration whiskey as much as we have enjoyed working together with friends to make it.

30% Four Grain Bourbon, 70% Irish Style All Malt Whiskey

Black Button Distilling Apple Pie Moonshine bottle in front of Black Button Distilling copper cup cocktail with apple garnish


We wouldn’t be an Upstate New York distillery if we didn’t have Apple Pie Moonshine. At 40 proof, this dangerously delicious liquid doesn’t taste like liquor. We use only fresh pressed NY state apple cider, pure unaged corn whiskey, real infused cinnamon and vanilla plus a little brown sugar to make our Apple Pie Moonshine. This farm fresh favorite will blow the lid off any moonshine jar imitator and truly shows off the rich agricultural heritage that New York State has to offer. Enjoy with friends at a party or bonfire but beware, she can sneak up on you!