Black Button’s flagship Bourbon with a bright, layered palate and a hint of floral aroma.
In 2012, Jason Barrett was a 24 year-old working in his great-grandfather’s button-making factory in Upstate New York, just like four generations of his family. But he was made for a different path. Before the year was out, he started his small-batch distillery operation in his home town of Rochester. But he is sentimental enough to have named his new rebel business after the family tradition — Black Button Distilling. A few years later, in 2018, Black Button managed to purchase its own farm with the idea not only to begin producing their own ingredients for their line of Gins, but to grow oak trees in order to make their own casks. Today, the guys at Black Button have developed a wide range of unique products including a few Gins and Bourbons, an interesting "Bourbon Cream" Liqueur, Vodka and other Spirits.
Released in 2014, the Four Grain Bourbon was one of the flagship Spirits from Black Button Distilling. Where most Bourbons use either wheat OR rye, this dram uses both in addition to the corn and malted barley. The official ratio of the mash bill is 60% corn, 20% wheat, 11% malted barley, and 9% rye. Importantly, all the grains are sourced locally from farms near the distillery in Rochester, New York. Each bottle is comprised of barrels that have aged between fourteen and twenty-six months and it’s bottled at 42% ABV.