Virginia’s American Mash & Grain recently united three unique styles and producers to make its second entry in its limited Borrowed Page series.
A statement from the whiskey brand notes that Borrowed Page Volume 2 was made in partnership with American Mash & Grain and the craft whiskey distilleries they’ve recently featured.
In the Borrowed Page series, each volume is different from the last, and the whiskey makers look to weave a tale of a uniquely American collaboration, a blending of culture, craft, and passion.
Volume 2 was blended in partnership with whiskey influencer and connoisseur, Ryan Mills (@thatoneduderyan).
“Our goal is to challenge the idea of what American whiskey is and can be while highlighting some of the best craft producers around the country,” said Devin Ershow, CEO American Mash & Grain. “We are so proud of the reception we received for Borrowed Page Volume 1, and are thrilled to keep pushing the boundaries with the release of Volume 2.”
The blender’s notes show that Volume 2 is a marriage of American single malt, American single pot, and rye whiskey. It clocks in at 110 proof, and they made about 900 bottles, in both 750ml and 375ml bottles.
The blend for Volume 2 is 38% Virginia Distillery, Lovingston, VA (American Single Malt), 27% Cuvee Cask Single Malt, 11% Sherry Cask Single Malt.
Chase Langdon, with American Mash & Grain, said the industry is in the midst of a renaissance for American whiskey. “Craft distillers from across the country are leading the charge in redefining what it means to be ‘American whiskey’. We are excited and honored to partner with these amazing craft whiskey producers to continue pushing the envelope for America’s native spirit with this uniquely American blend.”
On the Virginia Distillery part of the blend, CEO Gareth Moore said that as a distillery that focuses 100% on American single malt, they love projects that allow them to explore unique ways of showcasing the diversity and adaptability of their whisky.
“In that vein, partnering with American Mash & Grain, and other American whisky distilleries, on Borrowed Page #2 is a really exciting project for us. We strongly support their mission to advance the narrative of American whiskey through highlighting and empowering independent craft producers across the country and are thrilled to be a part of this release.”
Patrick Miller, head distiller at Talnua Distillery (the single pot still in the blend), said that Virginia Distillery Company and Mammoth Distilling are “two amazing distilleries that I really respect. The blending between American Mash & Grain and Ryan Mills really showcased the strengths of each distillery’s whiskeys and resulted with an absolutely beautiful expression.”
American Mash & Grain Borrowed Page Volume 2 tasting notes:
- Nose: Strawberry, plums, banana bread, vanilla, dark chocolate.
- Palate: The mouthfeel is buttery and rich with a balance of sweetness and spice up front and hints of vanilla, pepper and grilled peaches. The vanilla and pepper spice grow more intense through the mid palate, settling into a long finish with dark chocolate, malt, and oak.
For more information or to find a bottle, check out www.mashngrain.com.
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