Teeling Rising Reserve 2 Marsala Cask

By Craig Ellis
Author Bio: Craig's love for all things whiskey began when he visited his first distillery, Talisker in 2006. During his free time, he likes to visit distilleries around the globe, planning his travel around these locations. Craig created The Pot Still in 2016 when he first started to collect rare and unusual whiskeys. His whiskey collection has grown and grown since. Craig writes and reviews independently and is not commissioned by any brand or distillery. Craig's views and opinions are his own.

I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting bottlings to try. So, when I heard about the launch of Teeling Rising Reserve 2 Marsala Cask at The Corkscrew off Grafton Street, I knew I had to be there.

This limited edition whiskey is a 21-year-old single malt that has been matured in ex-bourbon casks for over 18 years, before being finished in high quality Marsala casks from Sicily for 3 years. This dual maturation and in particular long finishing time in the Marsala casks imparts distinctive dark fruit notes and orchard fruit married with a brown sugar cinnamon-like spice.


The launch event at The Corkscrew was a great success, with whiskey lovers from all over coming to try the new release. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to sample it, and I was not disappointed.

Launch at The Corkscrew

The launch event at The Corkscrew was a great way to experience this new whiskey. Alex Chasko, Teeling's Master Distiller is always so knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. I was also impressed with the selection of other whiskeys that were available to try.

Overall, I had a great time at the launch of Teeling Rising Reserve 2 Marsala Cask. It was a great opportunity to try a new whiskey, meet other whiskey lovers, and learn more about the whiskey industry.

If you're looking for a great place to try new whiskeys and meet other whiskey lovers, I highly recommend The Corkscrew off Grafton Street.


Tasting Notes:

Nose: the whiskey is rich and complex, with aromas of vanilla sweetness, toasted apricots, tobacco, and rich spiced fruits, along with a hint of sweet Seville oranges and toasted almonds.

Palate: creamy and warming, with bursts of brown sugar and stewed fruits, followed by oak tannins and cinnamon spice.

Finish: long and warming, with notes of honeysuckle, rich demerara sugar, citrus, and spice.

Overall, I was very impressed with Teeling Rising Reserve 2 Marsala Cask. It is a well-crafted and balanced whiskey with a unique flavour profile along with the stunning black glass decanter. The Marsala cask finish has added a layer of complexity and richness that is sure to please whiskey lovers of all kinds.


If you have the opportunity to try Teeling Rising Reserve 2 Marsala Cask, I highly recommend it. It is a truly special whiskey that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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