Black Button Distilling Lilac Gin

Flavored Gin

Black Button Distilling // New York, USA

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  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    74
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

The family that started Black Button came from four generations of making buttons for suits. Jason Barrett (Head Distiller), as a kid used to sort the buttons, but the family discovered he was color blind since he sorted them all as black buttons. The distillery is based in Rochester and sources all of its ingredients from local New York farms. The Lilac Gin is only made once a year. Their most recent batch was released May 6th 2016.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    42.0
  • Flavored Gin
    A gin flavored, either naturally or artificially with the (pre)dominant flavor(s) listed on the label.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"This makes for a bittersweet nose. The lush patch of lilac you smell is enticing but soon after is covered up by chopped up soap. The palate is a search for those lilacs again. You sift through lots of soap, some crushed coriander, and orange rind but the flowers are found again on the finish. Unfortunately the finish isn’t terribly long. This will flourish in an Aviation."

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