About Black Button Distilling
Founded in 2012, Black Button Distilling is proud to be the first farm distillery in Rochester, New York since Prohibition. The craft distillery was founded on principles of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to quality. All of which were lessons founder Jason Barrett learned while working at his grandfather's button factory.
While working as a small business consultant in DC, Jason started home brewing on the side. That was until one of the Capital’s first craft distilleries opened and became a client. He was entranced, learning all he could about distilling. When he realized that his home brewing skills translated to distilling, he knew it was time to make the jump.
The Barrett family has deep roots in the Rochester region, so Jason was eager to establish a business back in that community. As part of Black Button’s commitments to supporting local businesses, they became the first licensed farm distillery in the New York State Grown & Certified Program, guaranteeing their spirits are made from local and environmentally responsible ingredients.