Buffalo Distilling Company

Makers of One Foot Cock Bourbon - Moonshine - Apple Brandy - Vodka

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

New Cocktail Bar & Tasting Room Hours including: Tastings, Tours, OneFootCocktails, Kitchen & Retail

Thursday 4pm - 11pm 

Friday 4pm - 11pm - Live Music 7pm

Saturday 12 noon - 11pmLive Music 7pm

Kitchen & Patio now open!


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 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, Apple Brandy and Vodka in perfect harmony with Western New York's rich agricultural heritage.

Our new Distillery and Cocktail Bar in the former Duchmann & Sons Carriage Mfg building opened in March.  Located at 860 Seneca St in Buffalo's Larkinville, the 1890 Duchmann building is a stunning brick reminder of Buffalo's incredible industrial past.


Our Spirits

One Foot Cock Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The TTB (Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) requires Straight Bourbon Whiskey to be made only in the USA and aged in new charred white American oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years.

As a first generation New York State Farm Distillery dedicated to true grain to glass craft Spirits, it has been a challenge keeping our Bourbon in the barrel for 2+ years - reaching this milestone brings great pride to our stillhouse and a delicious offering to the market.

One Foot Cock Straight Bourbon is a decidely richer, smoother, and at 90 proof, more momentous experience than its  younger ancestors and other Bourbons in its class.

The flavors and textures of our NYS corn, higher rye and malt barley bill are present but with a more mature nod to the past.

Distilled in very small batches, One Foot Cock Straight Bourbon is available in very limited amounts and currently avalable only at our Distillery in Larkinville.



One Foot Cock Apple Brandy:  Aged

A true gentleman's brandy, One Foot Cock Apple Brandy is the "Original Humdinger" for sure.  We ferment the finest apples in the world fresh from local Smith's Orchard and double distill in our custom pot still -  We carefully craft this small batch spirit and age it in oak barrels for exceptional smoothness.  This allows for a robust vanilla aroma at first glance, with a delectable smoky finish.  Whether you find yourself stranded on the side of a frozen alp or relclined by a crackling fire, One Foot Cock Apple Brandy is your perfect companion.  For recipes click here.


One Foot Cock Apple Brandy:  Un-Aged

Our Un-Aged Apple Brandy is a tasteful, aromatic eau de vie twice distilled with a smooth finish.  Sustitute for Vodka and take your ice tea to 11 - also incredible in sangria.  The One Foot Cock Un-Aged Apple Brandy has a bouquet that is truly world class - perfect with soda, a splash of grenadine, garnished with a cherry.  For recipes click here


One Foot Cock Bourbon -  Born on the 4th of July!

One Foot Cock Bourbon Whiskey has been a hit since our first two barrels were released on the 4th of July 2014.

This is the first Whiskey from the Buffalo Distilling Company in 100 years and the the first Bourbon Whiskey in WNY ever!  

Local corn and rye make up our mash bill for a flavor that is unique and resplendent. This is our flagship whiskey and destined to be the "paw-paw" in our legacy.

If life is a game of inches, better make it a One Foot Cock.


Introducing One Foot Cock Vodka

We are proud to announce the world's most tumescent vodka:  One Foot Cock Vodka!

Proudly mashed from local grain, fermented and distilled in house, One Foot Cock Vodka is an oasis in a sea of industrial GNS!  Starting with a warm, rich feel on the tongue, this true craft vodka is full bodied with an inherent sweetness that makes a tasty cocktail or "all business" martini.  Stop into the Distillery for a Nothing Beets a One Foot Cock Martini!



CRAFT SPIRIT WARNING: If your favorite brand of spirit does not say "Distilled by" somewhere on the bottle, there is a good chance that the brand does not really make their spirits.  

We are not "blenders" or "marketeers" or "fakers" and we do not start with someone else's alcohol.  At Buffalo Distilling Company we hand-make spirits in small batches from scratch using the best natural ingredients Western New York Farms and Orchards have to offer - fermented, distilled and bottled in our distillery.  

To be enjoyed by those who are 21 years of age or older.

The Official One Foot Cock T-shirt (black)

Mens sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL