Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Black Button
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • black pepper
  • nutty
  • woody
  • charred
  • sweet
  • grain
  • fragrant

Black Button

Empire Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 42%)
Price $66.99

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Character Goatson
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
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Distillery Black Button
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
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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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  • fruit
  • spicy
  • black pepper
  • nutty
  • woody
  • charred
  • sweet
  • grain
  • fragrant
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The Black Button Distillery is the first ‘grain to glass’ distillery to open in Rochester since Prohibition.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The Black Button Distillery is the first ‘grain to glass’ distillery to open in Rochester since Prohibition.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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