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 Longmorn 19yo 1999 (60,3%)
€ 148.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Longmorn 19yo 1999 (60,3%)

The Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Longmorn 19 years old 1999 is a Speyside single malt bottle..

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Longmorn 19yo 1999 (60,3%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Miltonduff 23yo 1995 (56,9%)
€ 179.95

Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Miltonduff 23yo 1995 (56,9%)

The Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Miltonduff 23 years old 1995 is an older Speyside single ma..

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Miltonduff 23yo 1995 (56,9%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 24yo 1995 (50,4%)
€ 179.95

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

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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%)

The Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Upper Tomatin 30 years old 1988 is an older Highlands singl..

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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%) 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 Glenrothes 12yo 2007 Cadillac Wine Finish (56,3%)
€ 79.95

Cooper’s Choice Glenrothes 12yo 2007 Cadillac Wine Finish (56,3%)

The Cooper’s Choice Glenrothes 12 years old 2007 Cadillac Wine Finish is a wine finished Speyside..

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Cooper’s Choice Glenrothes 12yo 2007 Cadillac Wine Finish (56,3%)
Cooper’s Choice Ledaig 17yo 2002 Moscatel Cask Finish (53,5%)
€ 121.95

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

The Cooper’s Choice Ledaig 17 years old 2002 Moscatel Cask Finish is an older and peated Islands ..

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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 Port Dundas 20yo 1999 Bourbon Cask Matured
€ 87.95

Cooper’s Choice Port Dundas 20yo 1999 Bourbon Cask Matured

The Cooper’s Choice Port Dundas 20 years old 1999 Bourbon Cask Matured is an older Lowlands singl..

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Cooper’s Choice Port Dundas 20yo 1999 Bourbon Cask Matured
Cooper’s Choice Secret Orkney 10yo 2009 PX Sherry Wood Finish (57,5%)
€ 74.95

Cooper’s Choice Secret Orkney 10yo 2009 PX Sherry Wood Finish (57,5%)

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Cooper’s Choice Secret Orkney 10yo 2009 PX Sherry Wood Finish (57,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Tobermory Sherry Bomb (57%)
€ 69.95

Cooper’s Choice Tobermory Sherry Bomb (57%)

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Cooper’s Choice Tobermory Sherry Bomb (57%)
Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)
€ 142.95

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

The Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20 years old 1997 is an older blended Speyside single malt which bas..

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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%)

The Cotswolds Founder’s Choice is an English single malt whisky from the Cotswolds distillery. Th..

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Cotswolds Founder’s Choice (60,9%)
Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)
€ 61.95

Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)

The Cotswolds Peated Cask is an English single malt whisky from the Cotswolds distillery. This re..

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Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)
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%)

This 25 years old Cragganmore was bottled in the 2014 Special Release series by Diageo. It's the ..

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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%)

The Dalwhinnie 25 years old Special Release 2015 is an older Dalwhinnie single malt bottled as pa..

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