I spent much of my childhood in a button factory in Rochester, New York. Not just any button factory, a world-renowned factory run by my legendary grandfather. I always dreamed of carrying on my family’s legacy but there was one problem - I’m color blind. Making all-black buttons was out of the question.
While honoring the values of hard work, entrepreneurship and community that my grandfather instilled in me, I forged my own path through my passion for crafting spirits. In 2012, I founded Black Button Distilling, the first grain-to-glass distillery in Rochester, New York since Prohibition.
We’ve grown tremendously over the last decade. Capturing a nationwide fanbase, our customers appreciate our adventurous but thoughtful approach to crafting spirits with top-notch, locally-sourced ingredients. We know M&T Bank’s Virtual Spotlight Shop customers will love them too.