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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Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)
€ 92.50

Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)

The Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9 years old 2007 is a young Speyside single malt bottled by the ..

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Golden Cask Reserve Longmorn 9yo 2007 (59,4%)
Golden Cask Reserve Tomatin 20yo 1994 (53,9%)
€ 123.95

Golden Cask Reserve Tomatin 20yo 1994 (53,9%)

The Golden Cask Reserve Tomatin 20 years old 1994 is a Highlands single malt bottled in the Golde..

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Golden Cask Reserve Tomatin 20yo 1994 (53,9%)
Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)
€ 179.95

Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)

The Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27 years old 1988 is an old Speyside single malt bottled in the G..

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Golden Cask Reserve Tormore 27yo 1988 (50%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2005 (54,3%)
€ 82.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2005 (54,3%)

The Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11 years old 2005 is a younger Speyside single malt..

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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%)

The Hart Brothers Craigellachie 11 years old 2008 is a Speyside single malt from the Craigellachi..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Craigellachie 11yo 2008 (56,5%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 21yo 1999 (52,8%)
€ 132.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 21yo 1999 (52,8%)

The Hart Brothers Dailuaine 21 years old 1999 is a Speyside single malt from the Dailuaine distil..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dailuaine 21yo 1999 (52,8%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dalmore 11yo 2007 (55,6%)
€ 85.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dalmore 11yo 2007 (55,6%)

The Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dalmore 11 years old 2007 is a younger Highlands single malt from..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Dalmore 11yo 2007 (55,6%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%)
€ 84.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%)

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%) 6cl sample
€ 8.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%) 6cl sample

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength GlenDronach 11yo 2009 for the Netherlands (58,1%) 6cl sample
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Invergordon 43yo 1972 (47,1%)
€ 269.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Invergordon 43yo 1972 (47,1%)

The Hart Brothers Invergordon 43 years old 1972 is an old and sherried Highlands single grain fro..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Invergordon 43yo 1972 (47,1%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Linkwood 26yo 1990 (47,3%)
€ 249.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Linkwood 26yo 1990 (47,3%)

The Hart Brothers Cask Strength Linkwood 26 years old 1990 is an older Speyside single malt from ..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Linkwood 26yo 1990 (47,3%)
Hart Brothers Cask Strength Longmorn 9yo 2010 for The Netherlands (55,1%)
€ 69.95

Hart Brothers Cask Strength Longmorn 9yo 2010 for The Netherlands (55,1%)

The Hart Brothers Cask Strength Longmorn 9 years old 2010 for The Netherlands is a younger Speysi..

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Hart Brothers Cask Strength Longmorn 9yo 2010 for The Netherlands (55,1%)
Highland Park Odin (55,8%)
€ 475.00

Highland Park Odin (55,8%)

The Highland Park Odin 16 years old is the fourth and last release in the Highland Park Valhalla ..

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Highland Park Odin (55,8%)
Highland Park Ragnvald
€ 509.95

Highland Park Ragnvald

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Highland Park Ragnvald
House of McCallum Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (51,5%)
€ 76.95

House of McCallum Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (51,5%)

The House of McCallum Royal Brackla 10 years old 2008 is a younger Highlands single malt from the..

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House of McCallum Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (51,5%)
Hunter Laing Old & Rare Caol Ila 32yo 1984 (50,9%) (1.5 liter)
€ 2,399.95

Hunter Laing Old & Rare Caol Ila 32yo 1984 (50,9%) (1.5 liter)

The Hunter Laing Old & Rare Caol Ila 32 years old 1984 is a an old and remarkable Islay singl..

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Hunter Laing Old & Rare Caol Ila 32yo 1984 (50,9%) (1.5 liter)
Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Ardbeg 21yo 1993 (56,4%)
€ 1,099.95

Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Ardbeg 21yo 1993 (56,4%)

The Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Ardbeg 21 years old 1993 is an Islay single ma..

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Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Ardbeg 21yo 1993 (56,4%)
Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Littlemill 27yo 1988 (57,3%)
€ 849.95

Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Littlemill 27yo 1988 (57,3%)

The Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Littlemill 27 years old 1988 is a release from..

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Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Littlemill 27yo 1988 (57,3%)
Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Tamdhu 25yo 1988 (53,4%)
€ 399.95

Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Tamdhu 25yo 1988 (53,4%)

The Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Tamdhu 25 years old from 1988 is a Speyside si..

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Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection Tamdhu 25yo 1988 (53,4%)
Inchgower 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)
€ 104.95

Inchgower 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)

The Inchgower 12 years old 2007 Adelphi Selection is a Speyside single malt from the Inchgower di..

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Inchgower 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (55,8%)
Inchgower 27yo Special Release 2018 (55,3%)
€ 339.95

Inchgower 27yo Special Release 2018 (55,3%)

The Inchgower 27 years old Special Release 2018 is an older Speyside single malt from the Inchgow..

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Inchgower 27yo Special Release 2018 (55,3%)