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%)
Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 71 (61,5%)
€ 78.95

Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 71 (61,5%)

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Aberlour A’Bunadh Batch 71 (61,5%)
Adelphi Breath of the Isles 13yo 2007 (58,6%)
€ 105.95

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

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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%)

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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%)

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Adelphi The E&K (57,8%)
Adelphi The Sandebud 6yo (58,9%)
€ 123.95

Adelphi The Sandebud 6yo (58,9%)

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Adelphi The Sandebud 6yo (58,9%)
Adelphi The Winter Queen Batch 2 (54,5%)
€ 299.95

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

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Adelphi The Winter Queen Batch 2 (54,5%)
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 Peated Cask Strength (62,8%)
€ 67.95

Amrut Peated Cask Strength (62,8%)

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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 Rascally Liquor (5cl)
€ 10.50

Annandale Rascally Liquor (5cl)

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Annandale Rascally Liquor (5cl)
Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57,1%)
€ 82.95

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%)
Armorik 6yo Single Wine Cask 8047 for WIN’s 10th Anniversary (53,9%)
€ 69.95

Armorik 6yo Single Wine Cask 8047 for WIN’s 10th Anniversary (53,9%)

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Armorik 6yo Single Wine Cask 8047 for WIN’s 10th Anniversary (53,9%)
Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
€ 264.95

Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)

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Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)
€ 264.95

Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)

This Aultmore 25 years old 1992 Adelphi Selection is an older Speyside single malt from the Aultm..

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Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)
Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Corn Whisky Netherlands Exclusive (61,2%)
€ 83.95

Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Corn Whisky Netherlands Exclusive (61,2%)

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Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Corn Whisky Netherlands Exclusive (61,2%)
Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)
€ 82.95

Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)

The Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10 years old Bourbon Cask Matured is a peated Highlands sing..

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Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)