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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Tomatin Cuatro Oloroso Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.R.S. 30 years
€ 95.00

Tomatin Cuatro Oloroso Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.R.S. 30 years

This Tomatin Cuatro Oloroso Edition Sherry Cask Finish was distilled on the 22nd of September 200..

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Tomatin Cuatro Oloroso Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.R.S. 30 years
Tomatin Cuatro Pedro Ximenez Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.S. 20 years
€ 95.00

Tomatin Cuatro Pedro Ximenez Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.S. 20 years

This Tomatin Cuatro Pedro Ximenez Edition Sherry Cask Finish was distilled on the 18th of January..

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Tomatin Cuatro Pedro Ximenez Edition Sherry Cask Finish meets Bodegas Tradicion V.O.S. 20 years
Tomatin Single Cask 14yo 2002 #33197 Bottled Exclusively for Bresser & Timmer
€ 103.95

Tomatin Single Cask 14yo 2002 #33197 Bottled Exclusively for Bresser & Timmer

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Tomatin Single Cask 14yo 2002 #33197 Bottled Exclusively for Bresser & Timmer
Tomatin Single Cask 2008 for the 25th Anniversary of Bresser & Timmer (56,6%)
€ 78.95

Tomatin Single Cask 2008 for the 25th Anniversary of Bresser & Timmer (56,6%)

The Tomatin Single Cask 2008 for the 25th Anniversary of Bresser & Timmer is a 9 year old Hig..

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Tomatin Single Cask 2008 for the 25th Anniversary of Bresser & Timmer (56,6%)
Tomintoul 12yo 2005 Single Cask #9261 (62,7%)
€ 69.95

Tomintoul 12yo 2005 Single Cask #9261 (62,7%)

The Tomintoul 12 years old 2005 Single Cask 9261 is a 12 year old Speyside single malt from the T..

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Tomintoul 12yo 2005 Single Cask #9261 (62,7%)
Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Aberlour 23yo 1992 (48,6%)
€ 209.95

Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Aberlour 23yo 1992 (48,6%)

The Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Aberlour 23 years old 1992 is a Speyside single ma..

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Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Aberlour 23yo 1992 (48,6%)
Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Glen Grant 25yo 1998  (57,5%)
€ 234.95

Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Glen Grant 25yo 1998 (57,5%)

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Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Glen Grant 25yo 1998 (57,5%)
Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tobermory 20yo 1995 (55,9%)
€ 166.95

Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tobermory 20yo 1995 (55,9%)

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Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tobermory 20yo 1995 (55,9%)
Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tomatin 24yo 1990 (56,2%)
€ 229.95

Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tomatin 24yo 1990 (56,2%)

The Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tomatin 24 years old 1990 is an Highlands single m..

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Valinch & Mallet Lost Drams Collection Tomatin 24yo 1990 (56,2%)
Vital Spark 12yo Batch 002 (50,2%)
€ 55.95

Vital Spark 12yo Batch 002 (50,2%)

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Vital Spark 12yo Batch 002 (50,2%)
West Cork Cask Strength Irish Whiskey (62%)
€ 37.95

West Cork Cask Strength Irish Whiskey (62%)

West Cork Distillers was founded in 2008 in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland by three friends for l..

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West Cork Cask Strength Irish Whiskey (62%)
Whisky Dudes Glentauchers 23yo 1996 – Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (51,9%)
€ 91.50

Whisky Dudes Glentauchers 23yo 1996 – Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (51,9%)

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Whisky Dudes Glentauchers 23yo 1996 – Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (51,9%)
Wild Turkey 101 Proof (50,5%)
€ 29.25

Wild Turkey 101 Proof (50,5%)

The Wild Turkey 101 Proof is a Kentucky whiskey bottled at cask strength of 50,5%, 101 Proof. ..

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Wild Turkey 101 Proof (50,5%)
Xtra Old Particular Bunnahabhain 40yo 1975 (51%)
€ 899.95

Xtra Old Particular Bunnahabhain 40yo 1975 (51%)

The Xtra Old Particular Bunnahabhain 40 years old 1975 is a non peated Islay single malt bottled ..

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Xtra Old Particular Bunnahabhain 40yo 1975 (51%)
Xtra Old Particular Cameronbridge 32yo 1984 (56,2%)
€ 239.95

Xtra Old Particular Cameronbridge 32yo 1984 (56,2%)

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Xtra Old Particular Cameronbridge 32yo 1984 (56,2%)
Xtra Old Particular Caperdonich 21yo 1994 (57,7%)
€ 274.95

Xtra Old Particular Caperdonich 21yo 1994 (57,7%)

The Xtra Old Particular Caperdonich 21 years old 1994 is a Speyside single malt from the closed C..

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Xtra Old Particular Caperdonich 21yo 1994 (57,7%)
Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 41yo 1974 (48,9%)
€ 399.95

Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 41yo 1974 (48,9%)

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Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 41yo 1974 (48,9%)
Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 42yo 1974 (48,2%)
€ 419.95

Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 42yo 1974 (48,2%)

The Xtra Old Particualr Garnheath 42 years old 1974 is a Lowlands single grain from the closed Ga..

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Xtra Old Particular Garnheath 42yo 1974 (48,2%)
Xtra Old Particular Glen Spey 21yo 1997 (51,1%)
€ 299.95

Xtra Old Particular Glen Spey 21yo 1997 (51,1%)

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Xtra Old Particular Glen Spey 21yo 1997 (51,1%)
Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 21yo 1996 (55,5%)
€ 269.95

Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 21yo 1996 (55,5%)

The Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 21 years old 1996 is a Speyside single malt from the Glenrothe..

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Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 21yo 1996 (55,5%)
Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 25yo 1990 (56,6%)
€ 395.00

Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 25yo 1990 (56,6%)

The Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 25 years old 1990 is a heavy sherried Speyside single malt bot..

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Xtra Old Particular Glenrothes 25yo 1990 (56,6%)