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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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 24yo 1995 (50,4%)
€ 179.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 24yo 1995 (50,4%)

The Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 24 years old 1995 is an older Highlands singl..

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 24yo 1995 (50,4%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Speyburn 12yo 2006 (59,2%)
€ 74.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Speyburn 12yo 2006 (59,2%)

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Speyburn 12yo 2006 (59,2%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tomatin 16yo 2002 (58,4%)
€ 94.50

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tomatin 16yo 2002 (58,4%)

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tomatin 16yo 2002 (58,4%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tormore 24yo 1995 (56,2%)
€ 179.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tormore 24yo 1995 (56,2%)

The Connoisseus Choice Cask Strength Tormore 24 yeas old 1995 is an older Speyside single malt bo..

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Tormore 24yo 1995 (56,2%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Upper Tomatin 30yo 1988 (59,2%)
€ 399.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Upper Tomatin 30yo 1988 (59,2%)

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Upper Tomatin 30yo 1988 (59,2%)
Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%)
€ 67.95

Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%)

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Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%) 6cl sample
€ 6.95

Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%) 6cl sample

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Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Honeyed Smoke Cadillac Wine Finish (56,5%) 6cl sample
Cooper’s Choice Ledaig 17yo 2002 Moscatel Cask Finish (53,5%)
€ 121.95

Cooper’s Choice Ledaig 17yo 2002 Moscatel Cask Finish (53,5%)

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Cooper’s Choice Ledaig 17yo 2002 Moscatel Cask Finish (53,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)
€ 219.95

Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)

The Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25 eyas old 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured is an older Highlands singl..

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Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)
€ 142.95

Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)

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Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)
Cotswolds Founder’s Choice (60,9%)
€ 72.95

Cotswolds Founder’s Choice (60,9%)

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Cotswolds Founder’s Choice (60,9%)
Cragganmore 12yo Special Release 2019 (58,4%)
€ 89.95

Cragganmore 12yo Special Release 2019 (58,4%)

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Cragganmore 12yo Special Release 2019 (58,4%)
Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)
€ 407.50

Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)

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Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)
Dad’s Hat Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (60,5%)
€ 99.95

Dad’s Hat Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (60,5%)

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Dad’s Hat Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (60,5%)
Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (48,8%)
€ 424.92

Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (48,8%)

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Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (48,8%)
Director's Cut Port Ellen 35yo 1979 (51,1%)
€ 1,359.95

Director's Cut Port Ellen 35yo 1979 (51,1%)

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Director's Cut Port Ellen 35yo 1979 (51,1%)
Duncan Taylor Single Cask Caperdonich 21yo 1992 (54,5%)
€ 329.95

Duncan Taylor Single Cask Caperdonich 21yo 1992 (54,5%)

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Duncan Taylor Single Cask Caperdonich 21yo 1992 (54,5%)
Edradour Straight From the Cask 10yo 2008 Sauternes Cask Matured (61,3%)
€ 68.95

Edradour Straight From the Cask 10yo 2008 Sauternes Cask Matured (61,3%)

The Edradour Straight From the Cask 10 years old 2008 Sauternes Cask Matured is a 10 year old Hig..

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Edradour Straight From the Cask 10yo 2008 Sauternes Cask Matured (61,3%)
Edradour Straight From The Cask 10yo Grande Arome Rum Cask Matured (59,6%)
€ 72.95

Edradour Straight From The Cask 10yo Grande Arome Rum Cask Matured (59,6%)

The Edradour Straight From The Cask 10 years old Grande Arome Rum Cask Matured is a Highlands sin..

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Edradour Straight From The Cask 10yo Grande Arome Rum Cask Matured (59,6%)
Elements of Islay Br6 (50cl) (50,4%)
€ 112.95

Elements of Islay Br6 (50cl) (50,4%)

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Elements of Islay Br6 (50cl) (50,4%)
Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)
€ 189.50

Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)

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Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)