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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Kavalan Solist Port Cask, O090629014A, 2009, 2016, 56.8, Taiwan, single malt, single cask
€ 119.95

Kavalan Solist Port Cask, O090629014A, 2009, 2016, 56.8, Taiwan, single malt, single cask

The Kavalan Solist Port Cask is a Taiwanese single cask single malt matured in port casks. This r..

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Kavalan Solist Port Cask, O090629014A, 2009, 2016, 56.8, Taiwan, single malt, single cask
Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)
€ 119.95

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)

The Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask has matured in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and is a true sherry b..

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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (57,8%)
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)
€ 214.95

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)

This Solist Vinho Barrique was released in the Solist series of Taiwanese distiller Kavalan. This..

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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57,1%)
Kilchoman Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured (56,2%)
€ 134.95

Kilchoman Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured (56,2%)

The Kilchoman Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured is the second oldest..

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Kilchoman Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured (56,2%)
Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength (56,2%)
€ 59.95

Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength (56,2%)

The Kilkerran 8 years old Cask Strength is the first cask strength single malt with an age statem..

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Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength (56,2%)
Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength 3 (56,5%) 6cl sample
€ 5.99

Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength 3 (56,5%) 6cl sample

The Kilkerran 8 years old Cask Strength Batch 3 is the third cask strength release from Kilkerran..

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Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength 3 (56,5%) 6cl sample
Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)
€ 17.95

Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)

The Kingsbarns Spirit Drink is new made spirit from the Kingsbarns distillery of the Wemyss famil..

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Kingsbarns Spirit Drink (63,5%) (20cl)
Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)
€ 81.95

Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)

The Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8 years old is a young Islay single malt in the Confidential Cas..

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Kintra 8th Confidential Cask 8yo (59,2%)
Kintra Auchroisk 19yo 1996 (51,8%)
€ 95.50

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%)
€ 103.95

Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20yo 1994 (50,8%)

The Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20 years old is a Speyside single malt bottled in the Kintra Si..

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Kintra Braes of the Glenlivet 20yo 1994 (50,8%)
Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)
€ 92.50

Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)

The Kintra Glenrothes 16 years old is a Speyside single malt bottled in the Kintra Single Cask Se..

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Kintra Glenrothes 16yo (53,2%)
Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (58,5%)
€ 59.95

Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (58,5%)

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 (58,5%)
Langatun Old Bear Smoky Cask Strength (61,2%)
€ 59.95

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%)
Laphroaig 14yo 2004 Adelphi Selection (56,5%)
€ 294.95

Laphroaig 14yo 2004 Adelphi Selection (56,5%)

The Laphroaig 14 years old 2004 Adelphi Selection is an Islay single malt from the Laphroaig dist..

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Laphroaig 14yo 2004 Adelphi Selection (56,5%)
Laphroaig 25yo (48,9%)
€ 399.95

Laphroaig 25yo (48,9%)

The Laphroaig 25 years old is an older Islay single malt matured in second fill Oloroso sherry ca..

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Laphroaig 25yo (48,9%)
Laphroaig 25yo (51,4%)
€ 399.95

Laphroaig 25yo (51,4%)

The Laphroaig 25 years old is an older Islay single malt matured in American oak bourbon barrels...

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Laphroaig 25yo (51,4%)
Ledaig 19yo Marsala Wine Cask Finish (51%)
€ 167.95

Ledaig 19yo Marsala Wine Cask Finish (51%)

The Ledaig 19 years old Marsala Wine Cask Finish is a peated Isle of Mull single malt from the To..

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Ledaig 19yo Marsala Wine Cask Finish (51%)
Linkwood 25yo 1993 Adelphi Limited (50,4%)
€ 279.95

Linkwood 25yo 1993 Adelphi Limited (50,4%)

The Linkwood 25 years old 1993 Adelphi Limited is an older Speyside single malt from the Linkwood..

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Linkwood 25yo 1993 Adelphi Limited (50,4%)
Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Port Cask (56,9%)
€ 229.50

Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Port Cask (56,9%)

The Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Port Cask is part of the Diageo 2008 Special Releas..

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Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Port Cask (56,9%)
Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Rum Cask (54,5%)
€ 229.50

Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Rum Cask (54,5%)

The Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Rum Cask is part of the Diageo 2008 Special Release..

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Linkwood 26yo Special Release 1981 - 2008 Rum Cask (54,5%)
Linkwood Adelphi Archive 18yo 1989 (55,6%)
€ 224.95

Linkwood Adelphi Archive 18yo 1989 (55,6%)

The Adelphi Archive Linkwood 18 years old 1989 is a Speyside single malt bottled by the independe..

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Linkwood Adelphi Archive 18yo 1989 (55,6%)