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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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%)
Blackadder Black Snake Vat 1 Fourth Venom (59,9%)
€ 75.95

Blackadder Black Snake Vat 1 Fourth Venom (59,9%)

The Blackadder Black Snake Vat 1 Fourth Venom is a combination of several casks of malt whis..

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat 1 Fourth Venom (59,9%)
Blackadder Black Snake Vat 10 Third Venom (58,7%)
€ 69.95

Blackadder Black Snake Vat 10 Third Venom (58,7%)

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat 10 Third Venom (58,7%)
Blackadder Black Snake Vat 2 Third Venom (59,8%)
€ 73.50

Blackadder Black Snake Vat 2 Third Venom (59,8%)

The Blackadder Black Snake Vat 2 Third Venom is a combination of several casks of malt whisk..

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat 2 Third Venom (59,8%)
Blackadder Black Snake Vat 4 Second Venom (57,7%)
€ 72.50

Blackadder Black Snake Vat 4 Second Venom (57,7%)

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat 4 Second Venom (57,7%)
Blackadder Black Snake Vat No. 6 First Venom (56,3%)
€ 66.95

Blackadder Black Snake Vat No. 6 First Venom (56,3%)

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat No. 6 First Venom (56,3%)
Blackadder Black Snake VAT10 Second Venom For The Netherlands (59,3%)
€ 73.50

Blackadder Black Snake VAT10 Second Venom For The Netherlands (59,3%)

The Blackadder Black Snake Vat 10 Second Venom For the Netherlands is a combination of several ca..

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Blackadder Black Snake VAT10 Second Venom For The Netherlands (59,3%)
Blackadder Peat Reek Embers Special Reserve Sherry Cask Finish (58%)
€ 115.95

Blackadder Peat Reek Embers Special Reserve Sherry Cask Finish (58%)

The Blackadder Peat Reek Embers Special Reserve Sherry Cask Finish  is an Islay single malt ..

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Blackadder Peat Reek Embers Special Reserve Sherry Cask Finish (58%)
Blackadder Peat Reek Raw Cask 10yo 2006 Sherry Cask Finish (58,1%)
€ 116.95

Blackadder Peat Reek Raw Cask 10yo 2006 Sherry Cask Finish (58,1%)

The Blackadder Peat Reek Raw Cask 10 years old 2006 Sherry Cask Finish is e young peated malt fro..

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Blackadder Peat Reek Raw Cask 10yo 2006 Sherry Cask Finish (58,1%)
Blackadder Puff Adder Blended Malt
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Blackadder Puff Adder Blended Malt

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Blackadder Raw Cask Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (58,3%)
€ 97.50

Blackadder Raw Cask Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (58,3%)

The Blackadder Raw Cask Royal Brackla 10 years old 2008 is a young Highlands single malt from the..

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Blackadder Raw Cask Royal Brackla 10yo 2008 (58,3%)
Blackadder Raw Cask Smoking Islay Oloroso Sherry Finish (58,5%)
€ 103.95

Blackadder Raw Cask Smoking Islay Oloroso Sherry Finish (58,5%)

The Blackadder Raw Cask Smoking Islay Oloroso Sherry Finish is an Islay blended malt from an undi..

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Blackadder Raw Cask Smoking Islay Oloroso Sherry Finish (58,5%)
Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 24yo 1992 (51,2%
€ 435.00

Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 24yo 1992 (51,2%

The Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 24 years old 1992 is an older Lowlands single malt fro..

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Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 24yo 1992 (51,2%
Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 25yo 1991(54,3%)
€ 455.00

Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 25yo 1991(54,3%)

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Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Bladnoch 25yo 1991(54,3%)
Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Inchgower 20yo 1995 Celebrating 20 Years of Blackadder (57,6%)
€ 319.95

Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Inchgower 20yo 1995 Celebrating 20 Years of Blackadder (57,6%)

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Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Inchgower 20yo 1995 Celebrating 20 Years of Blackadder (57,6%)
Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Springbank 19yo 1996 (57,7%)
€ 479.95

Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Springbank 19yo 1996 (57,7%)

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Blackadder Raw Cask Statement Springbank 19yo 1996 (57,7%)
Blackadder Raw Cask The English Whisky Company 7yo 2007 Sauterness Cask 804 (63,5%)
€ 97.95

Blackadder Raw Cask The English Whisky Company 7yo 2007 Sauterness Cask 804 (63,5%)

The Blackadder Raw Cask The English Whisky Company 7 years old 2007 Sauterness Cask 804 is a rema..

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Blackadder Raw Cask The English Whisky Company 7yo 2007 Sauterness Cask 804 (63,5%)
Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 09 Spicy (57,9%)
€ 69.95

Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 09 Spicy (57,9%)

The Blackadder Red Snake is bottled from the same single malt as the Black Snake though the Red S..

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Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 09 Spicy (57,9%)
Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 84 (61,3%)
€ 74.95

Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 84 (61,3%)

he Blackadder Red Snake RC RN 84 is bottled from the same single malt as the Black Snake though t..

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Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 84 (61,3%)
Blair Athol 23yo Special Release 2017 (58,4%)
€ 464.95

Blair Athol 23yo Special Release 2017 (58,4%)

The Blair Athol 23 years old Special Release 2017 is part of the 2017 release of the Diageo Speci..

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Blair Athol 23yo Special Release 2017 (58,4%)