Black Button Distilling
|1344 University Avenue
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.
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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.