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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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glenglassaugh 40yo 1978 (40,9%)
€ 1,399.95

Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glenglassaugh 40yo 1978 (40,9%)

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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary Glenglassaugh 40yo 1978 (40,9%)
Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary North Port Brechin 36yo 1981 (57,2%)
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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary North Port Brechin 36yo 1981 (57,2%)

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Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary North Port Brechin 36yo 1981 (57,2%)
Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58%)
€ 93.50

Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58%)

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Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58%)
Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58,5%)
€ 93.50

Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58,5%)

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Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Bunnahabhain 12yo 2007 (58,5%)
Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Clynelish 23yo 1995 (57,7%)
€ 199.95

Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Clynelish 23yo 1995 (57,7%)

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Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Clynelish 23yo 1995 (57,7%)
Signatory Vintage Straight From The Cask Ardbeg 18yo 1998 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (56,6%)
€ 469.95

Signatory Vintage Straight From The Cask Ardbeg 18yo 1998 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (56,6%)

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Signatory Vintage Straight From The Cask Ardbeg 18yo 1998 60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky (56,6%)
Single Malts of Scotland Mortlach Marriage 22 years old (54,2%)
€ 229.95

Single Malts of Scotland Mortlach Marriage 22 years old (54,2%)

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Single Malts of Scotland Mortlach Marriage 22 years old (54,2%)
Smokehead High Voltage (58%)
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Smokehead High Voltage (58%)

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Smokehead High Voltage (58%)
Spey 10yo 2007 Single Cask for Whisky Import Nederland (55,7%)
€ 79.95

Spey 10yo 2007 Single Cask for Whisky Import Nederland (55,7%)

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Spey 10yo 2007 Single Cask for Whisky Import Nederland (55,7%)
Spey 5yo 2014 Specially Selected and Bottled for the Benelux (57,1%)
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Spey 5yo 2014 Specially Selected and Bottled for the Benelux (57,1%)

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Spey 5yo 2014 Specially Selected and Bottled for the Benelux (57,1%)
Spey Tenné Cask Strength Batch 2 (58,6%)
€ 67.94

Spey Tenné Cask Strength Batch 2 (58,6%)

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Spey Tenné Cask Strength Batch 2 (58,6%)
Speyburn 2004 Single Cask for Boomsma (52,5%)
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Speyburn 2004 Single Cask for Boomsma (52,5%)

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Speyburn 2004 Single Cask for Boomsma (52,5%)
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 16 (56,3%)
€ 75.95

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 16 (56,3%)

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Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 16 (56,3%)
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 17 (56,2%)
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Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 17 (56,2%)

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Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 17 (56,2%)
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 18 (54,8%)
€ 66.95

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 18 (54,8%)

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Springbank 12yo Cask Strength Batch 18 (54,8%)
Strathmill 25yo Special Release 1988 – 2014 (52,4%)
€ 369.95

Strathmill 25yo Special Release 1988 – 2014 (52,4%)

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Strathmill 25yo Special Release 1988 – 2014 (52,4%)
Strathmill 31yo 1976 Adelphi Archive (44,8%)
€ 324.95

Strathmill 31yo 1976 Adelphi Archive (44,8%)

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Strathmill 31yo 1976 Adelphi Archive (44,8%)
Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit (52%)
€ 69.95

Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit (52%)

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Säntis Malt Edition Dreifaltigkeit (52%)
Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 (57,8%)
€ 71.95

Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 (57,8%)

The Tamdhu Batch Strength 003 is the third batch of a cask strength release by Tamdhu. This Speys..

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Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 (57,8%)
Teeling 15yo 2003 Drouin Calvados Finish Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer (54,4%)
€ 89.50

Teeling 15yo 2003 Drouin Calvados Finish Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer (54,4%)

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Teeling 15yo 2003 Drouin Calvados Finish Single Cask for Bresser & Timmer (54,4%)
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cameronbridge 24yo Batch 2 (50,7%)
€ 95.00

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cameronbridge 24yo Batch 2 (50,7%)

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That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cameronbridge 24yo Batch 2 (50,7%)