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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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Old Perth 23yo 1994 (44,9%)
€ 195.00

Old Perth 23yo 1994 (44,9%)

The Old Perth 23 years old 1994 is an older blended malt from a sherry cask bottled by the indepe..

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Old Perth 23yo 1994 (44,9%)
Old Perth 41yo 1977 (45,3%)
€ 399.95

Old Perth 41yo 1977 (45,3%)

The Old Perth 41 years old 1977 is an old blended malt from a sherry cask bottled by the independ..

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Old Perth 41yo 1977 (45,3%)
Paul John Classic Select Cask (55,2%)
€ 59.95

Paul John Classic Select Cask (55,2%)

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Paul John Classic Select Cask (55,2%)
Paul John Mars Orbiter (57,8%)
€ 389.95

Paul John Mars Orbiter (57,8%)

The Paul John Mars Orbiter is a special Indian single malt release from Paul John. The Mars Orbit..

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Paul John Mars Orbiter (57,8%)
Peat’s Beast PX Sherry Cask Finish (54,1%)
€ 66.50

Peat’s Beast PX Sherry Cask Finish (54,1%)

The Peat’s Beast PX Sherry Cask Finish is a special based on the heavily peated and well-known Pe..

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Peat’s Beast PX Sherry Cask Finish (54,1%)
Pittyvaich 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (49,9%)
€ 329.95

Pittyvaich 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (49,9%)

The Pittyvaich 25 years old Special Release 2015 is an older Speyside single malt from the closed..

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Pittyvaich 25yo Special Release 1990 – 2015 (49,9%)
Port Askaig 100 Proof (57,1%)
€ 62.95

Port Askaig 100 Proof (57,1%)

The Port Askaig 100 Proof is a cask strength Islay single malt matured in bourbon barrels and bot..

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Port Askaig 100 Proof (57,1%)
Port Ellen 34yo 13th Special Release 1978 - 2013
€ 2,450.00

Port Ellen 34yo 13th Special Release 1978 - 2013

This 34 years old Port Ellen is the 13th release in the Diageo Special Releases. A very rare rele..

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Port Ellen 34yo 13th Special Release 1978 - 2013
Port Ellen 35yo 14th Special Release 1978 - 2014 (56,5%)
€ 3,099.95

Port Ellen 35yo 14th Special Release 1978 - 2014 (56,5%)

This Port Ellen 35 years old was bottled in the 2014 Special Release series by Diageo. It was dis..

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Port Ellen 35yo 14th Special Release 1978 - 2014 (56,5%)
Provenance Bunnahabhain 9yo 2007
€ 51.50

Provenance Bunnahabhain 9yo 2007

The Provenance Bunnahabhain 9 years old 2007 is a young Islay single malt from Bunnahabhain bottl..

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Provenance Bunnahabhain 9yo 2007
Provenance Caol Ila 6yo 2010 Feis Ile (50,6%)
€ 71.50

Provenance Caol Ila 6yo 2010 Feis Ile (50,6%)

The Provenance Caol Ila 6 years old Feis Ile is the 2017 Islay Whisky Festival release from the i..

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Provenance Caol Ila 6yo 2010 Feis Ile (50,6%)
Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Bowmore 25yo 1990 Bourbon Cask (53,7%)
€ 518.95

Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Bowmore 25yo 1990 Bourbon Cask (53,7%)

The Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Bowmore 25 years old 1990 Bourbon Cask is an independen..

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Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Bowmore 25yo 1990 Bourbon Cask (53,7%)
Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2007 Sauterness Cask (64,5%)
€ 254.95

Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2007 Sauterness Cask (64,5%)

The Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6 years old 2007 Sauterness Cask is an indepen..

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Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2007 Sauterness Cask (64,5%)
Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2008 Bourbon Cask (66,3%)
€ 254.95

Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2008 Bourbon Cask (66,3%)

The Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6 years old 2008 Bourbon Cask is an independen..

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Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 6yo 2008 Bourbon Cask (66,3%)
Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 7yo 2008 French Oak Cask (63,9%)
€ 289.95

Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 7yo 2008 French Oak Cask (63,9%)

The Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 7 years old 2008 French Oak Cask is an indepen..

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Rest & Be Thankful Whisky Company Octomore 7yo 2008 French Oak Cask (63,9%)
Rock Oyster Cask Strength Batch 2 (56,1%)
€ 53.95

Rock Oyster Cask Strength Batch 2 (56,1%)

The Rock Oyster Cask Strength is an Islands blended malt and a cask strength variant of the regul..

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Rock Oyster Cask Strength Batch 2 (56,1%)
Sansibar Bladnoch 26yo 1990 Selected by La Maison du Whisky (48,2%)
€ 279.95

Sansibar Bladnoch 26yo 1990 Selected by La Maison du Whisky (48,2%)

The Sansibar Bladnoch 26 years old 1990 Selected by La Maison du Whisky is an older Lowlands sing..

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Sansibar Bladnoch 26yo 1990 Selected by La Maison du Whisky (48,2%)
Scallywag 12yo Sherry Cask Limited Edition (53,6%)
€ 63.95

Scallywag 12yo Sherry Cask Limited Edition (53,6%)

The Scallywag 12 years old Sherry Cask Limited Edition is a Speyside blende malt bottled by the i..

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Scallywag 12yo Sherry Cask Limited Edition (53,6%)
Scallywag Cask Strength (53,6%) 6cl sample
€ 7.95

Scallywag Cask Strength (53,6%) 6cl sample

The Scallywag Cask Strength is a cask strength Speyside blended malt bottled by the independent b..

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Scallywag Cask Strength (53,6%) 6cl sample
Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Bunnahabhain 50yo 1968 (41,8%)
€ 2,799.95

Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Bunnahabhain 50yo 1968 (41,8%)

The Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Bunnahabhain 50 years old 1968 is a very old and special B..

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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Bunnahabhain 50yo 1968 (41,8%)
Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glencraig 42yo 1976 (42%)
€ 1,490.00

Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glencraig 42yo 1976 (42%)

The Signaroty Vintage 30th Anniversary  Glencraig 42 years old 1976 is a special release mar..

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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glencraig 42yo 1976 (42%)