The new Black Button Distilling Tasting Room prepares to open its doors on July 15th! The Grand Opening event promises an exciting day filled with cocktails, tastings, and retail shopping, running from noon to 6pm. Following the Grand Opening, the Tasting Room will be open on Thursdays through Saturdays, from 11 am to 8 pm. Reservations are welcome, ensuring you secure your spot in this historical haven of spirits. The indoor seating area provides a cozy atmosphere, while the giant windows open to the outside, allowing you to soak in the vibrant energy of the surrounding neighborhood.
Step into a world where history and craftsmanship intertwine, where the echoes of the past meet the art of distilling. Welcome to the Black Button Distilling Tasting Room, nestled at 1344 University Avenue in a historic factory warehouse with a remarkable story to tell. Once the home of the Symington Forge Corporation, a vital manufacturer during World War I, this space played a significant role in shaping the course of history. Today, it stands as a testament to the resilience and spirit of a bygone era.
During the Great War, Symington Forge contributed to the allies’ victory by producing shell casings for the renowned French 75 field guns. These weapons played a pivotal role in the conflict that was supposed to be “The war to end all wars.” As you walk through the doors of the Black Button Distilling Tasting Room, you can’t help but feel a sense of reverence for the space that once played its part in shaping the course of global events.
As you explore the Tasting Room, you’ll discover a bar that offers an exquisite selection of Black Button cocktails, New York State Wine and Beer, and comfortable seating areas where you can unwind and savor the flavors of handcrafted spirits. It’s a warm and welcoming gateway to the world of Black Button Distilling, providing an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of their craft.
For those seeking a more immersive experience, the Tasting Room’s event space hosts a variety of private events, parties, corporate gatherings, and happy hours. The ambiance is perfect for celebrating milestones or fostering camaraderie among colleagues. And if you’re eager to expand your knowledge and skills, Black Button Distilling offers cocktail and spirit blending classes, where you can discover the secrets behind their award-winning creations.
Don’t worry about parking. The east end of the building offers ample parking space, with the entrance conveniently located on Blossom at the intersection of Blossom and University. Look out for the iconic Big Red, the Black Button Distilling truck, guiding you to the right spot. From the Blossom Road parking lot, it’s a short 100-yard walk to the Tasting Room entrance, which shares a front door with Roc City Circus, creating a harmonious blend of entertainment and spirits.
Although tours of the distillery are not currently available, the promise of future exploration lingers in the air. Knowledgeable Spirit Guides await the opportunity to take you on a behind-the-scenes journey, revealing the intricate process behind Black Button Distilling’s exquisite spirits. Keep an eye out for the upcoming fall of 2023 when tours are set to recommence, offering an even deeper appreciation for the art and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.
So mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey through time at the new Black Button Distilling Tasting Room. Raise a glass, savor the flavors, and celebrate the spirit of history that flows through every drop.