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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Glenglassaugh 41yo 1975 Sauternes Hogshead #1277 Rare Cask Release Batch 3 (50,5%)
€ 1,399.95

Glenglassaugh 41yo 1975 Sauternes Hogshead #1277 Rare Cask Release Batch 3 (50,5%)

The Glenglassaugh 41 years old 1975 Sauterness Hogshead #1277 is an old Speyside single malt from..

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Glenglassaugh 41yo 1975 Sauternes Hogshead #1277 Rare Cask Release Batch 3 (50,5%)
Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)
€ 52.95

Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)

The Evolution is a limited edition Speyside single malt from the Glenglassaugh distillery. A rele..

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Glenglassaugh Evolution (50,2%)
Glenglassaugh Torfa
€ 49.95

Glenglassaugh Torfa

The Torfa is a limited edition from the Glenglassaugh Speyside single malt distillery. A rich and..

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Glenglassaugh Torfa
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 5 (59,1%)
€ 51.50

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 5 (59,1%)

The Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 5 is the fifth cask strength release in the Cask Strength serie..

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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 5 (59,1%)
Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 6 (59,8%)
€ 52.95

Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 6 (59,8%)

The Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 6 is the sixth release in the Cask Strength series of Glengoyne..

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Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 6 (59,8%)
Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release (52,5%)
€ 67.50

Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release (52,5%)

The Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release is a special release of the Astar from 2008. Back then it mat..

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Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release (52,5%)
Glenmorangie Pride 1974 (52%)
€ 6,999.00

Glenmorangie Pride 1974 (52%)

The Glenmorangie Pride 1974 is the third release in the Pride series by Glenmorangie and is also ..

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Glenmorangie Pride 1974 (52%)
Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)
€ 95.00

Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)

The Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta is the 10th Private Edition release by Glenmorangie. This ..

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Glenmorangie Private Edition Allta (51,2%)
Glenrothes 22yo 1991 Adelphi Selection (56,7%)
€ 129.95

Glenrothes 22yo 1991 Adelphi Selection (56,7%)

This 22 years old Glenrothes is bottled in the Adelphi Selection series of independent bottler Ad..

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Glenrothes 22yo 1991 Adelphi Selection (56,7%)
Glentauchers 8yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (58,8%)
€ 81.95

Glentauchers 8yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (58,8%)

This Glentauchers 8 years old 2007 Adelphi Selection was bottled by the independent bottler Adelp..

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Glentauchers 8yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (58,8%)
Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)
€ 72.95

Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)

The Golden Cask Croftengea 7 years old 2010 is a young and peated Highlands single malt from the ..

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Golden Cask Croftengea 7yo 2010 (57%)
Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)
€ 76.95

Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)

The Golden Cask Miltonduff 8 years old 2009 is a young Speyside single malt bottled in the Golden..

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Golden Cask Miltonduff 8yo 2009 (60%)
Golden Cask Reserve Ardmore 15yo 2000 (57,3%)
€ 99.95

Golden Cask Reserve Ardmore 15yo 2000 (57,3%)

The Golden Cask Reserve Ardmore 15 years old 2000 is a Highlands single malt bottled in the Golde..

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Golden Cask Reserve Ardmore 15yo 2000 (57,3%)
Golden Cask Reserve Deanston 18yo 1996 (54%)
€ 91.00

Golden Cask Reserve Deanston 18yo 1996 (54%)

The Golden Cask Reserve Deanston 18 years old is a Highlands single malt bottled in the Golden Ca..

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Golden Cask Reserve Deanston 18yo 1996 (54%)
Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16yo 1999 (59,8%)
€ 102.95

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

The Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16 years old 1999 is a Speyside single malt bottled in the Gol..

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Golden Cask Reserve Glendullan 16yo 1999 (59,8%)
Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%
€ 102.95

Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%

The Golden Cask Reserve Glentuahcers 18 years old 1996 is a Speyside single malt bottled in the G..

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Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%
Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%) 6cl sample
€ 9.95

Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%) 6cl sample

The Golden Cask Reserve Glentuahcers 18 years old 1996 is a Speyside single malt bottled in the G..

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Golden Cask Reserve Glentauchers 18yo 1996 (48,7%) 6cl sample
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%)
High Coast Project 63 (63%)
€ 109.95

High Coast Project 63 (63%)

The High Coast Project 63 is a Swedish single malt from the High Coast distillery (formerly known..

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High Coast Project 63 (63%)