At Black Button Distilling, we believe that Bourbon is an even better match for cream than Irish Whiskey and we encourage you to see for yourself. The proof is in the taste — and the fact that we won gold for our Bespoke Bourbon Cream at the Concours International de Lyon competition and the John Barleycorn Awards. Our Bourbon Cream is a love letter to New York State agriculture and dairy. Our small-batch bourbon meets farm fresh New York State cream and creates a warmer, more luxurious experience than an Irish Cream can. Trust us! Ultra-pasteurized, shelf stable up to a year and no need to refrigerate, this spirit just gives you even more reasons to add it to your bar collection. Bourbon Cream is delicious on its own or in any number of cocktails. Start your day with a Morning Cure by adding it to your favorite coffee. Pour it over ice with root beer and discover a creamy, velvety fizz sure to delight your taste buds (and your sweet tooth).
Since 1922 my family has provided some of the finest men’s suit buttons available. For four generations these buttons have closed suits worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and Businessmen the world over. From a young age I went to work in my grandfather’s factory, but it was clear I was meant for a different path. I broke tradition and decided to make whiskey. The lessons I learned in his factory as a kid still guide me to this day; work hard, work with your hands, make your product the best on the market, and you can’t cheat time. My distillery pays homage to my grandfather and the world he knew – where real men worked hard and drank real pot distilled whiskey.
People always ask me if it was a hard decision to start my own company. And for me it wasn’t one decision, it was a series of them. It was a driving desire to strike out on my own; to make my mark on the world. My interest in distilled spirits grew over the years and when the chance to learn the trade came along, I jumped at it. When it came time to sell my house, leave my job and move back to my hometown to start Rochester’s first grain to glass distillery since Prohibition, it seemed like destiny. How could I not take this chance, start this journey, follow this path that I had spent years crafting? My name is Jason Barrett, I started my craft distillery at 24 years old, and I love distilling. I hope you will try our small batch, grain to glass spirits and join me in raising a glass and Live Large in Small Batches.
Founded by owner and head distiller Jason Barrett in June 2012 at only 24 years old, Black Button Distilling tasting room and retail store opened to the public in January 2014, offering spirits tastings, distillery tours, craft cocktails and a unique venue to host public and private events. Every batch of world-class spirits is distilled from local NY grains, bottled, labeled, hand numbered and aged right here in Rochester.
Our Bespoke Bourbon Cream is similar in concept to an Irish Cream; sweet on the nose with a richer feel and a bolder taste of vanilla and caramel.
585 1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream ½ oz Citrus Forward Gin 2 oz Cold Brew Coffee 2 dashes each Chocolate & Orange Bitters Shake with ice & pour Top with bitters
CHERRY BABY 1 oz Bourbon Cream ½ oz Bourbon • ½ oz Brandy 3-4 Brandied Cherries Muddle brandied cherries Shake all with ice & strain Top with Cherry Soda Brandied cherry garnish
BLACK BUTTON RUSSIAN 1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream 1 oz Vodka ¾ oz Coffee Liqueur Shake with ice & pour