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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Armorik 6yo Single Wine Cask 8047 for WIN’s 10th Anniversary (53,9%)
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Armorik 6yo Single Wine Cask 8047 for WIN’s 10th Anniversary (53,9%)

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Armorik Milésime 2002 - 2014 (55,7%)
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As We Get It Islay Single Malt Cask Strength (58,9%)
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As We Get It Islay Single Malt Cask Strength (58,9%)

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As We Get It Islay Single Malt Cask Strength (58,9%)
Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
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Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)
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Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)

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Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Corn Whisky Netherlands Exclusive (61,2%)
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Balcones True Blue Cask Strength Single Barrel Straight Corn Whisky Netherlands Exclusive (61,2%)
Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)
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Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)

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Ballechin Straight From The Cask 10yo 2010 Bourbon Cask Matured (55,6%)
Ben Nevis 5yo 2015 Adelphi Selection Bottled Exclusively for the Netherlands (58,9%)
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Ben Nevis 5yo 2015 Adelphi Selection Bottled Exclusively for the Netherlands (58,9%)

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Ben Nevis 5yo 2015 Adelphi Selection Bottled Exclusively for the Netherlands (58,9%)
BenRiach 11yo 2009 Moscatel Hogshead 8748 Single Cask Bach 17 (53,9%)
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BenRiach 11yo 2009 Moscatel Hogshead 8748 Single Cask Bach 17 (53,9%)

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BenRiach 15yo 2005 Oloroso Sherry Butt 2569 Single Cask Batch  17 (59,8%)
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BenRiach 15yo 2005 Oloroso Sherry Butt 2569 Single Cask Batch 17 (59,8%)
Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)
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Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)

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Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)
BenRiach 21yo 1999 Adelphi Limited (59,9%)
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BenRiach 21yo 1999 Adelphi Limited (59,9%)

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BenRiach 21yo 1999 Adelphi Limited (59,9%)
Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,2%)
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BenRiach Smoke Season (52,8%)
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Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)
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Benromach Vintage 2009 Cask Strength Batch 4 (57,2%)
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Benromach Vintage 2009 Cask Strength Batch 4 (57,2%)

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Benromach Vintage 2009 Cask Strength Batch 4 (57,2%)
Big Peat Cheers To Better Days (53,5%)
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Big Peat Cheers To Better Days (53,5%) 6cl sample
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2020 (53,1%)
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2020 (53,1%)

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