Gin Producers

Black Button Distilling

Black Button Distilling President/Head Distiller Jason Barrett worked alongside his grandfather in his family’s Rochester, NY button factory, where suit buttons worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and businessmen the world over have been produced for four generations.

Barrett began brewing beer in college and realised his dream of opening a distillery while working as a business consultant in Washington DC.

After attending several distilling schools across the country, he returned to Rochester, NY and in 2014 officially opened the first craft distillery in the city since prohibition.

Black Button Distilling, founded in 2012 by Barrett at only 24 years old, pays homage to his grandfather and the world he knew – where real men worked hard and drank real pot distilled whiskey.

Address:1344 University Avenue
Suite 7000
NY 14607
Telephone:+1 585-730-4512

Black Button Distilling Brands

Black Button Distillery's Barrel Reserve Gin bottle

Black Button Barrel Reserve Gin

Black Button Barrel Reserve Gin holds a special place in the Black Button team's hearts. The combination of their two true small batch distilling loves. Their classic Citrus Forward Gin, but enhanced by resting in their used bourbon barrels for a period of time. They find these qualities make this gin an easy sipping gin served neat, on the rocks,…
Black Button Distilling American Dry Gin Bottle

Black Button American Dry Gin

In April 2017, Jeff Fairbrother, in recognition of his role in gin production, was welcomed into the Gin Guild as a Warden Nominated Rectifier, only the 4th American to be installed in this prestigious organisation. The Gin Guild is an international not for profit, member funded gin industry that promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry…
Black Button Citrus Forward Gin bottle

Black Button Citrus Forward Gin

Rich and juicy orange delivers a bold fruit taste that is a perfect match for the New York State Cascade hops and delicate notes of juniper. Citrus Forward will add a unique character to any cocktail with a twist on a classic Gin and Tonic, but is refined and smooth enough to be used in a Dry Gin Martini.
Black Button Distilling Lilac Gin bottle

Black Button Lilac Gin

This Black Button Lilac Gin brilliantly blooms once a year in limited quantities. They make Lilac Gin each spring as a complement to Rochester’s rich festival and floral history. Once known as The Flower/Flour City, they recognise Rochester’s roots with a gin that sports a beautiful bouquet of lilac, lavender, rose, and hibiscus tasting notes. Each flower petal is steeped,…

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Black Button Gin Distillery in Rochester, New York State

Black Button Distillery

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Black Button Distilling, the first grain-to-glass craft spirits producer in Rochester, N.Y. since prohibition, announced the groundbreaking of a new tasting room and distillery at 1344 University Ave., Rochester, opening on 15th of July 2023.