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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Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1979 (51,8%)
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Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1979 (51,8%)

The Glenfiddich 1979 Rare Collection is a remarkable and old Glenfiddich release from 1979. A sin..

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Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1979 (51,8%)
Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)
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Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)

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Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)
Glenglassaugh Torfa
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Glenglassaugh Torfa

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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 7 (58,9%)
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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 7 (58,9%)

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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 7 (58,9%)
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 8 (59,2%)
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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 8 (59,2%)

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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 8 (59,2%)
Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)
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Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)

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Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)
Glenrothes 10yo 2009 Adelphi Selection (65,5%)
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Glenrothes 10yo 2009 Adelphi Selection (65,5%)

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Glenrothes 10yo 2009 Adelphi Selection (65,5%)
Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)
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Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)

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Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)
Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)
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Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)

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Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)
Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16yo 1999 (59,8%)
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Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16yo 1999 (59,8%)

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Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16yo 1999 (59,8%)
Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)
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Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)

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Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)
Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)
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Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)

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Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)
Hart Brothers Blended Malt 17yo Port Finish (50%)
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Hart Brothers Blended Malt 17yo Port Finish (50%)

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Hart Brothers Blended Malt 17yo Sherry Finish (50%)
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Hart Brothers Blended Malt 17yo Sherry Finish (50%)

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Hart Brothers Blended Malt 17yo Sherry Finish (50%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%)
€ 97.50

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%) 6cl sample
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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%) 6cl sample

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Balmenach 13yo 2008 (53,3%) 6cl sample
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Braeval 20yo 1998 (51,8%)
€ 129.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Braeval 20yo 1998 (51,8%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Braeval 20yo 1998 (51,8%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2005 (54,3%)
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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2005 (54,3%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2005 (54,3%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2008 (56,5%)
€ 84.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2008 (56,5%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2008 (56,5%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (52,7%)
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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (52,7%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (52,7%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (54,1%)
€ 102.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (54,1%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 13yo 2008 (54,1%)