ROCHESTER, NY (MARCH 1, 2016) – Black Button Distilling, Rochester NY’s first and finest grain to glass craft distillery, and The O’Begley Distillery of Pittsford, NY are proud to announce the release of their hand crafted, limited edition Collaboration Whiskey on March 1st, 2016.
A collaboration in the truest sense, this one of a kind spirit is made from hand-selected bottles of the finest whiskeys from Black Button Distilling and The O’Begley Distillery. Chosen by their respective head distillers, the whiskeys were blended together, remarried in wooden casks and set to age together until the ideal marriage of flavors was reached.
“Black Button and O’Begley have grown up alongside each other in Rochester,” said Jason Barrett, Black Button Distilling Owner/Head Distiller. “What I love most about craft distilling is that we come together as a community to help each other. To put our collective skills together for this unique blend of whiskey has been a great learning experience and an opportunity to bring a unique bottling to the Rochester community,” he said.
“Prior to prohibition, Western New York had a long history of distilling, which has largely disappeared for the past 80 years. By working together, we are slowly restoring those traditions of local agriculture and quality craftsmanship that are the foundation of our community,” said Adam Begley of O’Begley Distillery.
Collaboration Whiskey will be available at Black Button Distilling and The O’Begley Distillery, as well as the finest retail and liquor stores on March 1st. A release party is set for Saturday March 5th from 1-5 p.m. at Black Button Distilling.
About COLLABORATION WHISKEY:
This limited edition whiskey is soft and subtle with notes of oak and malt, honey and brown sugar. The bourbon barrels chosen for this blend had a nutty character to them and when blended with the softer malt whiskey, balanced nicely for a rich full flavor that represents both base spirits well but is uniquely its own. There are only 642 bottles of Collaboration Whiskey.
About Black Button Distilling: Black Button Distilling is the first grain-to-glass craft distillery in Rochester, NY since prohibition. Founded in 2012 and housed in a 5,000-square-foot space near Rochester’s historic Public Market, Black Button Distilling specializes in farm to still products, using unique and all-natural ingredients from local farms to craft 1,450 bottles of award-winning spirits each week, distributed in 11 states.
About The O’Begley Distillery: Established in 2011, O’Begley produces Traditional Irish Style Whiskey, using a small-batch pot still process. Our grain is locally grown and each batch is carefully crafted from grain milling to bottling at our distillery in Pittsford, New York. Every ingredient is of the highest quality. Since 1889 the land at Kilfountan Farm in County Kerry, Ireland, has been worked by our family. Today it is a dairy farm, where the traditions of agriculture and hard labor remain unchanged. For us, it was a matter of pride that we make Irish Style Whiskey in Upstate New York.