- DISTILLER: Black Button Distilling, Rochester, New York
- MASH BILL: 60% Corn | 20% Wheat | 9% Rye | 11% Barley
- AGE: At least 2 years
- YEAR: 2020
- PROOF: 84 Proof (42% ABV)
- MSRP: $74.99 at the distillery
- BUY ONLINE: Check out the brand's BUY ONLINE page to purchase your very own bottle.
NOSE: Bread Dough | Baking Spices | Cherry | Vanilla
TASTE: Oak | Spice | Vanilla
FINISH: A creamy, short finish with a burst of spice
SHARE WITH: Bourbon drinkers interested in a craft four-grain expression. Also those who are interested in double oaked bourbons.
WORTH THE PRICE: $75 for a young, low proof, craft bourbon is a little too high in my mind. I find it has a better taste than the standard Black Button Four Grain however. It is not available right now but scheduled to return in 2021
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: The price, proof and age of this expression makes this a definite bar pick or try it at the tasting room when it is available.
OVERALL: This bourbon was started as the Black Button Four Grain expression aging in barrels of New York State White Oak, hand charred over open flames. After the first year, the wood was too tight and began to split. The bourbon was re-barreled into new, hand charred American White Oak from Missouri.
The distillery labels this as an “unique and spicier version” of their signature 4 grain bourbon. I agree it is spicier than the signature bourbon and has a slightly richer taste. For more info on the signature 4 Grain Bourbon check out my previous review.
As I mentioned before, this is not available right now. According to the distillery another batch will be available in 2021.
Nose: Fresh Oak | Toffee | Leather
Palate: Light Caramel | Vanilla
Finish: Clean and easy, with slight hints of charred oak and vanilla.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Since 1922, my family’s button factory has provided some of the finest men’s suit buttons available. For four generations these buttons have closed high quality suits worn by Presidents, Popes, Kings, and Businessmen the world over. My name is Jason Barrett and it is my family’s commitment to making an excellent product that inspired me to start Black Button Distilling.
As a licensed Farm Distillery, Black Button Distilling is dedicated to preserving New York State’s rich agricultural heritage and reputation for quality manufacturing. We use over 90% New York State grown ingredients, which is reflected in the quality of each and every bottle of small batch spirits. Each of our spirits are handcrafted by our master distillers to be the perfect way to unwind after a good day’s work.
Disclaimer: Black Button Distilling provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.