ROCHESTER, NYBlack Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest grain to glass craft distillery, is proud to announce the launch of their hand crafted, limited edition Lilac Gin on May 1st, 2015.
A tribute to the rich botanical heritage of “The Flower City” and home of the annual Rochester Lilac Festival, Black Button’s Lilac Gin is made with hand picked fresh lilac petals and complimentary botanicals.
“As a local company, we are always looking for ways to celebrate Rochester’s unique heritage,” said Jason Barrett, Rochester native and Black Button Distilling owner/head distiller. “The flowers of the Lilac Festival are a major part of our city’s identity. The ability to use local ingredients and showcase them in our own way is exactly what Black Button is all about,” he said.
Lilac Gin, made in limited quantities from locally sourced ingredients, commemorates Rochester’s rich festival and floral history. It’s also a nod to the flour mills of old, which gave rise to the local distilling industry.
Beginning on May 1 at 6 p.m., there will be 600 bottles available for purchase in the Black Button Tasting Room. Lilac Gin will be available in select liquor stores around the county beginning on May 2.
About Black Button Lilac Gin: Subtle juniper notes mix with fresh floral overtones to create a clean crisp gin with a fruity essence on the finish. It’s a delicate gin meant for light refreshing cocktails in the spring, or any time of year.