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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Glen Garioch 7yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (56,8%)
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Glen Garioch 7yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (56,8%)

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Glen Grant 19yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (55,7%)
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Glen Grant 19yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (55,7%)

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

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Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (52,2%)
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)
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Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)

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Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)
Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)
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Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
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Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)

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Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
Glen Scotia 2003 Vintage Rum Cask Finish Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 (51,3%)
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Glen Scotia 2003 Vintage Rum Cask Finish Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 (51,3%)

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Glen Scotia 2003 Vintage Rum Cask Finish Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 (51,3%)
Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)
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Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)

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GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%)
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GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%)

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GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%)
GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%) 6cl sample
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GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%) 6cl sample

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,1%)
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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 2 (54,8%)
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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 2 (54,8%)

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)
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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Oloroso Puncheon 4573 Single Cask Batch 2 (61,2%)
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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Oloroso Puncheon 4573 Single Cask Batch 2 (61,2%)

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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)
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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)

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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)
GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 (56,2%)
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GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 (56,2%)

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GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 PX Puncheon 4522 Single Cask Batch 2 (60,8%)
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GlenAllachie 50th Anniversary Bottling 27yo 1990 #2515 (44,9%)
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GlenAllachie 50th Anniversary Bottling 27yo 1990 #2515 (44,9%)

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GlenDronach 22yo 1995 Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon 4038 Single Cask Batch 16 (55,1%)
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GlenDronach 22yo 1995 Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon 4038 Single Cask Batch 16 (55,1%)

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GlenDronach 24yo 1994 Pedro Ximenez Puncheon 325 Single Cask Batch 17 (51,9%)
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