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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Jack’s Pirate 10yo 2008 Überfahrt nach Sachsen Part II (57%)
€ 116.95

Jack’s Pirate 10yo 2008 Überfahrt nach Sachsen Part II (57%)

The Jack’s Pirate Whisky 10 years old 2008 Überfahrt nach Sachsen Part II is a young Islay single..

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Jack’s Pirate 10yo 2008 Überfahrt nach Sachsen Part II (57%)
Jameson Bow Street 18yo Cask Strength (55,2%)
€ 157.95

Jameson Bow Street 18yo Cask Strength (55,2%)

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Jameson Bow Street 18yo Cask Strength (55,2%)
Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak (54%)(20cl)
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Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak (54%)(20cl)

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Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak (54%)(20cl)
Kavalan Premium Amontillado Sherry Cask Decanter (56,3%)
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Kavalan Premium Amontillado Sherry Cask Decanter (56,3%)

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Kavalan Premium Amontillado Sherry Cask Decanter (56,3%)
Kavalan Premium Pedro Ximenez & Manzanilla Decanter Set
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Kavalan Premium Pedro Ximenez & Manzanilla Decanter Set

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Kavalan Sherry Oak (57%) (20cl)
€ 36.95

Kavalan Sherry Oak (57%) (20cl)

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Kavalan Sherry Oak (57%) (20cl)
Kavalan Solist Amontillado (55,6%)
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Kavalan Solist Amontillado (55,6%)

The Kavalan Solist Amontillado is a Taiwanese single cask single malt matured in a Amontillado sh..

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Kavalan Solist Amontillado (55,6%)
Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry (57%)
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Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry (57%)

The Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry is a Taiwanese single cask single malt matured in a Fino sherry bu..

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Kavalan Solist Moscatel (56,3%)
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Kavalan Solist Moscatel (56,3%)

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Kavalan Solist Moscatel (56,3%)
Kavalan Solist Port Cask  (57,8%)
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Kavalan Solist Port Cask (57,8%)

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Kavalan Solist Port Cask (57,8%)
Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)
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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)

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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)
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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)

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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)
Kilkerran Heavily Peated – Peat in Progress Batch 3 (59,7%)
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Kilkerran Heavily Peated – Peat in Progress Batch 3 (59,7%)

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Kilkerran Heavily Peated – Peat in Progress Batch 3 (59,7%)
Kingsbarns Family Reserve Limited Release 2020 (59,2%)
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Kingsbarns Family Reserve Limited Release 2020 (59,2%)

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Kingsbarns Family Reserve Limited Release 2020 (59,2%)
Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)
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Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)

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Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)
Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)
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Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)

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Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)
Kintra Auchroisk 19yo 1996 (51,8%)
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Kintra Auchroisk 19yo 1996 (51,8%)

The Kintra Auchroisk 19 years old 1996 is a Speyside single malt bottled in the Kintra Single Cas..

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Kintra Auchroisk 19yo 1996 (51,8%)
Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20yo 1994 (50,8%)
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Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20yo 1994 (50,8%)

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Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20yo 1994 (50,8%)
Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)
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Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)

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Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)
Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (58,5%)
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Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (58,5%)

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Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (61,2%)
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Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (61,2%)

The Langatun Old Bear Cask Strength is a peated Swiss single malt whisky and a tribute to Jakob B..

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Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (61,2%)