Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey

Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 42%)


6.2/10
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$78.99
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The Empire State of Rye.

Jason Barrett’s family has been making elegant buttons for four generations and made sure suits and pants of presidents and popes stayed buttoned. But Jason wanted to pivot into something else that’s fine: Whiskey. His family taught him to work hard and don’t rush things, which comes handy if you’re making Whiskey. He set up shop in Rochester, NY, when he was 24, and began concocting small-batch wonders in the first grain-to-glass distillery in Rochester since the Prohibition.

Black Button Empire Rye is as much a New Yorker as Jason. Almost all ingredients come from the Empire State, supporting the local farmers and businesses, and giving the Spirits a character that arises from the terroir. Whiskey is distilled from 95% rye and 5% malted barley, capturing the essence of New York. It’s unfiltered, too, providing your palate with honest-to-God richness and boldness, paired with the spicy, fruity, and nutty profile. It shines best when neat or on rocks, but if you’re up for a cocktail, make yourself a New York Sour. 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    New York
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    42%
  • Distillery
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Flavor Spiral™

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fruit
spicy
black pepper
nutty
woody
charred
sweet
grain
fragrant
What does Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lovely black pepper nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Balanced spicy and fruity palate with notes of black pepper and stone fruit.

Finish
Opulent nutty and woody finish from the hand-charred American White Oak barrels. 

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Ratings & Reviews
Adam
Adam,
Neutral smell. Full flavor. Not as much drinkability as others
 
Eric
Eric,
Best bourbon I have personally tasted
 
Bryan
Bryan,
I’m a fan but not for the price. You know it’s a Rye but get that woody flavor that a blended scotch has. A bit sweeter than my Rye staples as well. Very good neat and paired with a cigar.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
It is smooth, but that is perhaps it's best characteristic. There's too much going on that clashes. Fruity, smokey, charred, sweet, a little spicy. In the end, it tasted medincinal.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I had this in a tasting box and it saved the box for me. It is smooth and sippable.
 
Greg
Greg,
Got this in a tasting box and is the only rye from the tasting that so would consider buying. Unfortunately Flaviar doesn’t have it for sale now! Definitely got the banana aroma and orange sweetness on the palette. Added an ice cube and it really popped - would be a good sipper.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Spicy with a smooth finish for a Rye. Enjoyed it greatly.
 
Josh
Josh,
Fruity nose with lots of banana esters. The finish is very smooth for a Rye. Best of the tasting box and one I would def purchase a whole bottle of.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth and spicy
 
Thierry
Thierry,
My favorite of the sampler. Maybe too smooth for a rye? but the two others seemed unbalanced to me.
 
Sondra
Sondra,
Least favorite of the sampler, funky taste.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Nice. Smooth and spicy. Sampler.
 
Chris
Chris,
Strong flavor and finish. A bit too spicy fo me.
 
TONY
TONY,
spicey finish with sweetness But not bitter would buy a bottle
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Best of the sampler
 
Michael
Michael,
6
 
Corey
Corey,
The flavor got better as it sat and had a chance to breathe.
 
Michael
Michael,
A very smooth woody Rye. The pepper and nuttiness roll smoothly. Not harsh at all. Wish I had more
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Enjoyed the fruity character of this one. Will buy a bottle. Enjoyed by all in our tasting party.
 
Bill
Bill,
Best of the three easily
 
Ivan
Ivan,
A unique rye in that it’s unfiltered character is palatable as a rugged and pure whiskey.
 
Carl
Carl,
Very standard rye, nothing special, but it tastes like what it’s supposed to be. Eye: Golden straw Nose: Fruity (banana), Sweet Taste: Rye and not much else Finish: Rye Mouth feel: Creamy
 
Jason
Jason,
Best of the lot. Fruity, complex, nice finish. Nice alternative to my go-to High west double rye but much softer character
 
Jason
Jason,
Best one of the flight for sure, really a good experience in fruit.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
This was my favorite from my tasting box. Great Rye, very smooth and balanced with just a hint of sweetness. Pleasantly woody with hints of spice and pepper. Looking forward to making a tasty Old Fashioned. One of the best Rye's I have had.
 
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