Cask Strength

Cask strength (also known as barrel proof) is a term used in whisky-making to describe the level of alcohol-by-volume (abv) strength that is used for a whisky during its storage in a cask for maturation – typically in the range of 60–65% abv.
 
Most bottled whisky is diluted with water to bring its strength (i.e., its abv level) down to a level that makes it less expensive to produce and more palatable to most consumers, usually about 40% abv – a level that is the statutory maximum in some countries, and the statutory minimum in others. The degree of dilution is said to bring out different flavours of the whisky, which can affect the decisions of the producers regarding the concentration they select for the bottling of their various brands. While the vast majority of whisky bottled by distillers is watered down to about 40% abv, some whiskies are bottled at cask strength. Thus, these whiskies are usually produced for the upper premium market category, as cask strength whisky is more expensive to produce and less palatable to casual consumers than diluted whisky. Such whiskies are usually older as well, as the whisky develops flavors coming from the long marriage of cask and liquor, to the extent that substantial aging is demanded by the more sophisticated premium-market consumers.
 
Sometimes bottlers dilute even cask strength bottling, but to a lesser degree, such as to 60% abv. This avoids the need to reprint the labels – which, in some jurisdictions such as the EU, must state the exact alcohol level – due to different barrels containing whisky at different strengths.
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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Dufftown 11yo 2009 (52,5%)
€ 82.95

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Dufftown 11yo 2009 (52,5%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Dufftown 11 years old 2009 is a Speyside single malt from the Du..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Dufftown 11yo 2009 (52,5%)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 (57%)
€ 73.95

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 (57%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glen Garioch 9 years old 2011 is a Highlands single malt from th..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 (57%)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glendullan 10yo 2010 (58,9%)
€ 74.50

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glendullan 10yo 2010 (58,9%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glendullan 10 years old 2010 is a Speyside single malt from the ..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Glendullan 10yo 2010 (58,9%)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Miltonduff 12yo 2008 (60,9%)
€ 93.50

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Miltonduff 12yo 2008 (60,9%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Miltonduff 12 years old 2008 is a Speyside single malt from the ..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Miltonduff 12yo 2008 (60,9%)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Teaninich 14yo 2007 (58,1%)
€ 99.95

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Teaninich 14yo 2007 (58,1%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Teaninich 14 years old 2007 is a Highlands single malt from the ..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Teaninich 14yo 2007 (58,1%)
A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Williamson 16yo 2005 (52,6%)
€ 199.95

A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Williamson 16yo 2005 (52,6%)

The A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Williamson 16 years old 2005 is an Islay blended malt from an un..

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A.D. Rattray Cask Collection Williamson 16yo 2005 (52,6%)
Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 69 (61,2%)
€ 64.95

Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 69 (61,2%)

The Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 69 is just like the previous batches a heavily sherried Speyside sing..

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Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 69 (61,2%)
Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13yo 2007 (58,6%)
€ 105.95

Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13yo 2007 (58,6%)

The Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13 years old 2007 is an Islands single malt from an undisclosed d..

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Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13yo 2007 (58,6%)
Adelphi Breath of the Isles 14yo 2007 (58,3%)
€ 109.95

Adelphi Breath of the Isles 14yo 2007 (58,3%)

The Adelphi Breath of the Isles 14 years old 2007 is an Islands single malt from an undisclosed d..

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Adelphi Breath of the Isles 14yo 2007 (58,3%)
Adelphi The E&K (57,8%)
€ 157.95

Adelphi The E&K (57,8%)

The Adelphi The E&K is a release in the Fusion Whisky series by Adelphi and the successor of ..

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Adelphi The E&K (57,8%)
Adelphi The Winter Queen Batch 2 (54,5%)
€ 299.95

Adelphi The Winter Queen Batch 2 (54,5%)

The Adelphi The Winter Queen is the latest release by Adelphi and Fusion Whisky. It’s the success..

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Adelphi The Winter Queen Batch 2 (54,5%)
Air Leth Speyside 1997 17yo (52,4%)
€ 88.50

Air Leth Speyside 1997 17yo (52,4%)

This 17 years old Speyside from 1997 is one of the releases in the Air Leth series. Air Leth is t..

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Air Leth Speyside 1997 17yo (52,4%)
Amrut Cask Strength Batch 97 (61,8%)
€ 57.95

Amrut Cask Strength Batch 97 (61,8%)

This Amrut Cask Strength is already Batch 97 in the series and was, just like the former ones, bo..

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Amrut Cask Strength Batch 97 (61,8%)
Amrut Kadhambam Batch 14 (50%)
€ 78.95

Amrut Kadhambam Batch 14 (50%)

The Amrut Kadhambam is an Indian single malt matured in rum, brandy and cognac casks. This is bat..

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Amrut Kadhambam Batch 14 (50%)
Amrut Peated Cask Strength (62,8%)
€ 62.95

Amrut Peated Cask Strength (62,8%)

The Amrut Peated Cask Strength is a peated Indian single malt whisky. Made from peated Scottish b..

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Amrut Peated Cask Strength (62,8%)
Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Sword Ex-Bourbon Single Cask 189 (61,1%)
€ 161.95

Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Sword Ex-Bourbon Single Cask 189 (61,1%)

The Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Sword Ex-Bourbon Single Cask is a Lowlands single malt wh..

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Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Sword Ex-Bourbon Single Cask 189 (61,1%)
Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Words STR Single Cask 324 (62%)
€ 117.95

Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Words STR Single Cask 324 (62%)

The Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Words STR Single Cask is a Lowlands single malt whisky fr..

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Annandale Founder’s Selection Man O’Words STR Single Cask 324 (62%)
Annandale Rascally Liquor (5cl)
€ 10.50

Annandale Rascally Liquor (5cl)

Rascally Liquor is the new make (fresh) spirit from the Annandale Distillery. It is available wit..

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Annandale Rascally Liquor (5cl)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57,1%)
€ 74.95

Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57,1%)

The Ardbeg Corryvreckan is is an Islay single malt bottled at natural cask strength of 57,1%. A w..

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57,1%)
Ardmore 17yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (58,2%)
€ 189.95

Ardmore 17yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (58,2%)

The Ardmore 17 years old 2002 Adelphi Selectino is a peated Highlands single malt from the Ardmor..

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Ardmore 17yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (58,2%)
Ardmore 18yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)
€ 169.95

Ardmore 18yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)

The Ardmore  18 years old 2002 Adelphi Selection is a peated Highlands single malt from the ..

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Ardmore 18yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)