If you are looking for a relaxed place to gather with friends, learn from our knowledgeable staff on how craft spirits are made, and try some delicious craft liquor, then the Black Button Tasting Room is the perfect place to come in for a tour, tasting, or private event. When you arrive you will find our full line of Black Button products as well as artisan crafted drink mixers and merchandise. Sit down and enjoy a cocktail (or two!) or even a beer or glass of wine from featured local breweries and wineries! While you’re here, join one of our tours and learn about how we distill, bottle and age our small-batch spirits. At Black Button we are committed to giving you the full craft spirit experience, so please come on in and let us show you exactly what the craft spirit boom is all about!
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.
FOUR GRAIN BOURBON
Black Button Four Grain 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.
PORT FINISHED BOURBON
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