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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Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
€ 264.95

Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)

The Auchentoshan 24 years old Noble Oak is an older Lowlands single malt and travel retail releas..

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Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)
€ 264.95

Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)

This Aultmore 25 years old 1992 Adelphi Selection is an older Speyside single malt from the Aultm..

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Aultmore 25yo 1992 Adelphi Selection (51,6%)
Ben Nevis 22yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (55%)
€ 227.95

Ben Nevis 22yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (55%)

The Ben Nevis 22 years old 1996 Adelphi Selection is an older Highlands single malt from the Ben ..

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Ben Nevis 22yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (55%)
Benriach 15yo 1999 Oloroso Sherry Puncheon Oloroso Sherry Finish #8687 Single Cask Batch 12 (56,1%)
€ 109.99

Benriach 15yo 1999 Oloroso Sherry Puncheon Oloroso Sherry Finish #8687 Single Cask Batch 12 (56,1%)

The Benriach 15 years old Oloroso Sherry Puncheon Oloroso Sherry Finish 8687 Single Cask Batch 12..

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Benriach 15yo 1999 Oloroso Sherry Puncheon Oloroso Sherry Finish #8687 Single Cask Batch 12 (56,1%)
Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)
€ 127.95

Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)

The Benriach 17 years old 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel i..

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Benriach 17yo 1999 Cask #13076 Finished in a Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere Barrel (53,1%)
Benriach 19yo 1996 Single Cask 3277 Virgin American Oak Finish Specially Selected and Bottled for Uw topSlijter (50,5%)
€ 126.50

Benriach 19yo 1996 Single Cask 3277 Virgin American Oak Finish Specially Selected and Bottled for Uw topSlijter (50,5%)

The Benriach 19 years old 1996 Single Cask 3277 Virgin Oak Finish Specially Selected and Bottled ..

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Benriach 19yo 1996 Single Cask 3277 Virgin American Oak Finish Specially Selected and Bottled for Uw topSlijter (50,5%)
BenRiach 33yo 1985 Peated Virgin Oak Cask 7214 Single Cask Batch 16 (48,1%)
€ 659.95

BenRiach 33yo 1985 Peated Virgin Oak Cask 7214 Single Cask Batch 16 (48,1%)

The BenRiach 33 years old 1985 Peated Virgin Oak Cask 7214 Single Cask Batch 16 is an older Speys..

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BenRiach 33yo 1985 Peated Virgin Oak Cask 7214 Single Cask Batch 16 (48,1%)
Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,2%)
€ 67.95

Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,2%)

The Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 is a classic Speyside and Benriach single malt with a creamy c..

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Benriach Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,2%)
Benrinnes 17yo 1997 Adelphi Selection (57,6%)
€ 126.95

Benrinnes 17yo 1997 Adelphi Selection (57,6%)

This Benrinnes 17 years old from 1997 was bottled in the Adelphi Selection series of the independ..

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Benrinnes 17yo 1997 Adelphi Selection (57,6%)
Benromach 2003 Cask Strength (59,4%)
€ 62.99

Benromach 2003 Cask Strength (59,4%)

The Benromach 2003 Cask Strength is a special Benromach small batch release. On the 30th of June ..

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Benromach 2003 Cask Strength (59,4%)
Benromach 2009 Cask Strength Batch 2 (57,1%)
€ 59.95

Benromach 2009 Cask Strength Batch 2 (57,1%)

The Benromach 2009 Cask Strength Batch2  is a 10 year old Speyside single malt from the Benr..

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Benromach 2009 Cask Strength Batch 2 (57,1%)
Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)
€ 321.95

Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)

The Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling is the anniversary release celebrating the new start the ..

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Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)
Berry’s Orkney 15yo 2002 (56,6%)
€ 116.95

Berry’s Orkney 15yo 2002 (56,6%)

The Berry’s Orkney 15 years old 2002 is an Orkney single malt from an undisclosed distillery bott..

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Berry’s Orkney 15yo 2002 (56,6%)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (54,1%)
€ 57.95

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (54,1%)

The Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 is the seventh release in this Christmas series of cask stren..

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (54,1%)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)
€ 57.95

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)

The Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 is the eighth release in this Chrismas series of cask strengt..

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)
€ 5.50

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)

The Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 is the eighth release in this Chrismas series of cask strengt..

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2018 (53,9%)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)
€ 57.95

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)

The Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 is the ninth release in this Chrismas series of cask strength..

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)
Big Peat The Vintage Series 25yo The Gold Edition (52,1%)
€ 199.95

Big Peat The Vintage Series 25yo The Gold Edition (52,1%)

The Big Peat The Vintage Series 25 years old The Gold Edition is an older Islay blende malt bottl..

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Big Peat The Vintage Series 25yo The Gold Edition (52,1%)
Big Peat The Vintage Series 27yo Black Edition (48,3%)
€ 209.95

Big Peat The Vintage Series 27yo Black Edition (48,3%)

The Big Peat The Vintage Series 27 years old Black Edition is an older Islay blended malt bottled..

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Big Peat The Vintage Series 27yo Black Edition (48,3%)
Blackadder A Drop of the Irish 8yo Cask Strength (58%)
€ 86.95

Blackadder A Drop of the Irish 8yo Cask Strength (58%)

The Blackadder A Drop of the Irish 8 years old Cask Strength is an Irish single malt whiskey bott..

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Blackadder A Drop of the Irish 8yo Cask Strength (58%)
Blackadder A Drop of the Irish Cask Strength (60,4%)
€ 85.95

Blackadder A Drop of the Irish Cask Strength (60,4%)

The Blackadder A Drop of the Irish Cask Strength is an Irish single malt whiskey bottled by the i..

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Blackadder A Drop of the Irish Cask Strength (60,4%)