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.
Show:
Sort By:
Categories
Categories
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (52,2%)
€ 289.95

Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (52,2%)

The Glen Grant 29 years old Adelphi Limited is an old Speyside single malt bottled by the indepen..

Add to Cart
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (52,2%)
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (56,3%)
€ 334.95

Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (56,3%)

This Glen Grant 29 years old 1988 Adelphi Limited is an older Speyside single malt from the Glen ..

Add to Cart
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Limited (56,3%)
Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)
€ 98.95

Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)

The Glen Moray 10 years old 2008 Adelphi Selection is a younger Speyside single malt from the Gle..

Add to Cart
Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)
Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
€ 199.95

Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)

The Glen Moray 22 years old 1995 Adelphi Selection is an older Speyside single malt from Glen Mor..

Add to Cart
Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%)
€ 63.95

Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%)

The Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive is a special Camp..

Add to Cart
Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%)
Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%) 6cl sample
€ 6.50

Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%) 6cl sample

The Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive is a special Camp..

Add to Cart
Glen Scotia 2010 Vintage Release Heavy Charred Finish Netherlands Exclusive (56,8%) 6cl sample
Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)
€ 3,899.00

Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)

The Glen Scotia 45 years old is the oldest Glen Scotia bottled to date. This Campbeltown single m..

Add to Cart
Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)
€ 5.50

GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)

The GlenAllachie 10 years old Cask Strength Batch 3 is one of the first GlenAllachie releases by ..

Add to Cart
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)
GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)
€ 106.95

GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)

The GlenAllachie 12 years old 2007 Adelphi Selection is a younger Speyside single malt from the G..

Add to Cart
GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)
GlenAllachie 28yo 1990 Virgin Oak Barrel 1470 (53,5%)
€ 389.95

GlenAllachie 28yo 1990 Virgin Oak Barrel 1470 (53,5%)

The GlenAllachie 28 years old 1990 Virgin Oak Barrel 1470 is a Speyside single malt from the Glen..

Add to Cart
GlenAllachie 28yo 1990 Virgin Oak Barrel 1470 (53,5%)
GlenDronach 26yo 1994 Oloroso Puncheon #4363 Single Cask Batch 18 (58,2%)
€ 529.99

GlenDronach 26yo 1994 Oloroso Puncheon #4363 Single Cask Batch 18 (58,2%)

The GlenDronach 26 years old 1994 Oloroso Puncheon #4363 Single Cask Batch 18 is an older Highlan..

Add to Cart
GlenDronach 26yo 1994 Oloroso Puncheon #4363 Single Cask Batch 18 (58,2%)
GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Oloroso Puncheon #7411 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,2%)
€ 614.99

GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Oloroso Puncheon #7411 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,2%)

The GlenDronach 27 years old 1992 Oloroso Puncheon #7411 Single Cask Batch 18 is an older Highlan..

Add to Cart
GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Oloroso Puncheon #7411 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,2%)
GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Port Pipe #5897 Single Cask Batch 18 (48%)
€ 619.99

GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Port Pipe #5897 Single Cask Batch 18 (48%)

The GlenDronach 27 years old 1992 Port Pipe #5897 Single Cask Batch 18 is an older Highlands sing..

Add to Cart
GlenDronach 27yo 1992 Port Pipe #5897 Single Cask Batch 18 (48%)
GlenDronach 27yo 1993 Oloroso Puncheon #7276 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,7%)
€ 619.99

GlenDronach 27yo 1993 Oloroso Puncheon #7276 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,7%)

The GlenDronach 27 years old 1993 Oloroso Puncheon #7276 Single Cask Batch 18 is an older Highlan..

Add to Cart
GlenDronach 27yo 1993 Oloroso Puncheon #7276 Single Cask Batch 18 (53,7%)
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)
€ 76.95

GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is the 8th release in the Cask Strength series by GlenDrona..

Add to Cart
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)
Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)
€ 49.99

Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)

The Glenfarclas 105 is a cask strength Glenfarclas bottled at 105 proof, 60% ABV. It has a comple..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)
Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)
€ 114.95

Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)

The Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 is an 8 years old Speyside single mal..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)
Glenfarclas Family Casks 11yo 2004 Special Selected Bottling for van Wees (60,4%)
€ 142.95

Glenfarclas Family Casks 11yo 2004 Special Selected Bottling for van Wees (60,4%)

The Glenfarclas Family Casks 11 years old 2004 Special Selected Bottling for van Wees is a remark..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas Family Casks 11yo 2004 Special Selected Bottling for van Wees (60,4%)
Glenfarclas Family Casks 2001 Summer 2020 Release (56,5%)
€ 209.95

Glenfarclas Family Casks 2001 Summer 2020 Release (56,5%)

Glenfarclas Family Casks 2001 Summer 2020 Release is an 18 to 19 year old Speyside single malt fr..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas Family Casks 2001 Summer 2020 Release (56,5%)
Glenfarclas Family Casks 2002 Summer 2020 Release (57,8%)
€ 209.95

Glenfarclas Family Casks 2002 Summer 2020 Release (57,8%)

The Glenfarclas Family Casks 2002 Summer 2020 Release is a 17 to 18 year old Speyside single malt..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas Family Casks 2002 Summer 2020 Release (57,8%)
Glenfarclas Spring Edition 2021 Selected and Bottled for the Netherlands (55%)
€ 49.95

Glenfarclas Spring Edition 2021 Selected and Bottled for the Netherlands (55%)

The Glenfarclas Spring Edition 2021 Selected and Bottled for the Netherlands is an exclusive Smal..

Add to Cart
Glenfarclas Spring Edition 2021 Selected and Bottled for the Netherlands (55%)