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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Ardmore 17yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (58,2%)
€ 189.95

Ardmore 17yo 2002 Adelphi Selection (58,2%)

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Ardmore 21yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (61%)
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Ardmore 21yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (61%)
Ardmore 21yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (61,2%)
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Ardnamurchan Spirit AD 2019 Limited Release  No. 4 (57,4%)
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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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Auchentoshan 24yo Noble Oak (50,3%)
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Aultmore 18yo 2000 Adelphi Selection (55%)
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Ballechin Straight From The Cask 11yo 2005 Bordeaux Cask Matured (56,7%)
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Ben Nevis 22yo 1996 Adelphi Selection (55%)
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BenRiach 10yo 2008 Oloroso Cask 3085 Single Cask Batch 16 (61,6%)
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Benriach 19yo 1996 Single Cask 3277 Virgin American Oak Finish Specially Selected and Bottled for Uw topSlijter (50,5%)
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BenRiach 24yo 1994 Peated Marsala Cask 6500 Single Cask Batch 16 (51,8%)
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BenRiach 25yo 1993 Rioja Cask 7881 Single Cask Batch 16 (54,3%)
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BenRiach 25yo 1993 Rioja Cask 7881 Single Cask Batch 16 (54,3%)

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BenRiach 9yo 2009 Virgin Oak Hogshead 6095 Single Cask Batch 16 (58,5%)
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Benrinnes 17yo 1997 Adelphi Selection (57,6%)
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Benrinnes 17yo 1997 Adelphi Selection (57,6%)

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