Black Button Empire Rye Whiskey


Classification: Straight Rye

Company: Black Button Distilling

Distillery: Black Button Distilling

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 84

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley

Color: Light Gold (2020)

MSRP: $75

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Raw rye grain | Oak | Light bubble gum | Youthful yet inviting


Black peppercorn | Oak | Light rye spice | Hints of vanilla beans | Thin mouthfeel


Rye Spice | Oak | Light vanilla | Dash of leather | Medium length


First released in 2018, Black Button Empire Rye is considered an Empire Rye representing the “whiskey style of New York State.” Its flavor profile is more on the youthful side which comes across throughout the sip. However, the combination of sweet notes with rye spice make for a good combination that shows good potential for this brand in the future. The bottle being reviewed is from Batch #3.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

July 28, 2020
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