Buffalo Distilling Company

Makers of One Foot Cock™️ Spirits

Welcome to Buffalo NY's first and finest Bourbon, Krupnik, Vodka and Brandy Distillery!

The Makers of One Foot Cock Fine Spirits - We are a true New York State Farm Distillery

~100% local grain to glass (100% local apples make our Brandy)~

Cocktail Bar & Tasting Room including: Tastings, Tours, OneFoot Cocktails, Food, Live Music & Retail

Wednesday 4-11pm

Thurday, Friday & Saturday 12 noon-11pm

In the years following prohibition, New York whiskey-makers were forced to head to the hills - 100 years later, we have returned to the City.

Buffalo Distilling Company is a New York State Farm Distillery with roots dating back to 1883 and is now Buffalo's first Bourbon Distillery. Located in the up and coming Larkinville neighborhood of Buffalo, NY we are using local corn, rye, wheat, barley and apples to craft our spirits - grain & juice to glass.

At Buffalo Distilling Co we are proud to create the finest hand-crafted, small-batch Bourbon, Moonshine, Brandy and Vodka in perfect harmony with Western New York's rich agricultural heritage.

Our Distillery and Cocktail Bar in the former Duchmann & Sons Carriage Mfg building opened in March 2017. Located in Buffalo's Larkinville, the 1890 Duchmann building is a stunning brick reminder of Buffalo's incredible industrial past.

One Foot Cocktail Recipes

The Smash

1 tsp superfine sugar (can be found in the baking aisle)

2 sprigs fresh mint

2 to 3 oz One Foot Cock Apple Brandy or OFC Bourbon Whiskey

Club Soda

Fresh mint for garnish

Put sugar, water and mint in an old-fashioned glass and muddle.  Add ice and pour in the liquor.  Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Variation: add seasonal fruit of choice and muddle with mint & sugar - we like blueberries and raspberries!

The Cock Block

2 oz One Foot Cock Apple Brandy or OFC Bourbon Whiskey

1 giant 2-inch square ice cube

One of our favorite ways to imbibe in One Foot Cock -  get a rocks glass, pour One Foot Cock over the giant ice-cube - let the laughs and stories ensue...

The Jack Rose

2oz One Foot Cock Apple Brandy: Aged

3/4oz Grenadine

1/2oz fresh squeezed and strained lemon juice

1 dash Peychaud's bitters

Put above ingredients into a clean tumbler (pint glass will do), fill glass with ice and shake for 15 seconds.  Strain and pour into martini glass - enjoy!

Metropolitan Knob

1.5 oz One Foot Cock Brandy

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

1/2 tsp simple syrup - infused with blood orange

2 dashes Angostura (or Maple Bitters)

1 tsp Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)

Garnish of Blood Orange Strip

Mix over ice, shake vigorously in pint glass.  Strain, serve in martini glass, garnish with orange strip, brandied cherry.


2 oz One Foot Cock Brandy

1 oz Cointreau

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

superfine sugar for garnish (optional)

Reommended: Prepare cocktail glass by slitting a lemon wedge and dragging around rim of glass; dip rim in superfine sugar, chill until needed.

Put above ingredients into a clean tumbler and fill with ice.  Shake 10 seconds - make sure it is well-chilled.  Strain into glass, garnish with an orange or lemon peel…enjoy!!


Brandy Alexander

2 oz One Foot Cock Brandy: Aged

1 oz Dark Creme De Cacao

1 oz Cream

Freshly Grated Nutmeg: garnish

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, add the garnish, serve.

The Western New York Sour

2 oz One Foot Cock Bourbon Whiskey

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 oz fruity red wine (such as a Malbec, Merlot, Shiraz)

Combine Bourbon whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice, cover, and shake for 30 seconds.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Gently pour 1/2 oz of fruity red wine over the back of a spoon held over the drink's surface so that wine floats on top.

White Peach Sangria

1 (750 ml) Bottle Cava

1 C One Foot Cock Brandy: Unaged

1 C Simple Syrup

2 C Fresh Orange Juice

3/4 C White Peach Puree (Blend pitted white peaches in blender with ice, mix with lemon juice to taste)

4 White Peaches, pitted and sliced

2 Green Apples, cored and sliced

1 lemons, sliced into rounds

Combine all ingredients, refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Pomegranate Sangria

1 (750 ml) Bottle Dry Red Wine

1 C One Foot Cock Brandy: Unaged or Aged

1 C Simple Syrup

2 C Orange Juice (fresh is best)

3\4 C Pomegranate Juice

2 Oranges, sliced into 1/8 inch rounds

3 Green Apples, peeled and cored, cut into 1/8 inch slices

2 Lemons, sliced into 1/8 inch rounds

1 C Pomegranate Seeds

2 ice cube trays

Fill ice cube trays with water, sprinkle pomegranate seeds throughout until a generous amount is in each cube, freeze overnight.  Mix all other ingredients, except for fruit and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.  Add fruit when ready to serve, garnish each glass with pomegranate seed ice cubes and slices of fruit.  Enjoy!

The Sidecock

2 oz One Foot Cock Brandy: Unaged

1 oz Pink Lemonade

1/2 oz Cointreau

Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass.

One Foot Passion

2 parts One Foot Cock Brandy: Unaged

1 part Goya Passion Fruit Nectar

1 tsp maraschino cherry juice

1/2 oz Champagne

Put Brandy, Passion Fruit nectar, cherry juice and ice in a clean tumbler, shake for 10 seconds, strain and pour into a highball glass.  Top with champagne.

Brandy Fizz

2 oz One Foot Cock Brandy: Aged

1 tsp sugar

juice of 1/2 lemon

chilled club soda

Shake brandy, sugar and lemon with ice in a tumbler.  Strain into a chilled highball glass over ice cubes and top with soda.  A perfect brunch drink or before dinner drink. 

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