Black Button Expands with New Farm Distillery in NY

The farm distillery movement continues to grow.

Black Button Distilling, a farm distillery in Rochester, NY, has announced the opening of Black Button Farm & Forestry, located on 19 acres in South Bristol, New York.

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Black Button Farm & Forestry will grow juniper for gin, white oak to make barrels for distilling, herbs and spices, and organic honey for cocktails. All plants and trees will come from Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care, a Rochester, NY-based business, the company says.

Founded in 2012 and housed in a 9,000-square-foot space near Rochester’s historic Public Market, Black Button Distilling specializes in farm-to-still products. Currently the company makes 2,400 bottles of spirits each week, distributed in 12 states. 

A Kickstarter campaign launched to help purchase the root stock, saplings, tools and equipment needed to run Black Button Farm & Forestry, as well as lower the site’s carbon footprint.

“Whiskey-making takes patience, years of training, hard work and a bit of luck,” says Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling president and dead distiller. “So does farming, and by growing our own ingredients we ensure a constant supply of the highest quality ingredients to make the finest spirits in Western NY.”

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