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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Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)
€ 321.95

Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling (56,2%)

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Benromach Exclusive Single Cask Bottled for the 15th Pot Still Festival 2017 (59,1%)
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Benromach Exclusive Single Cask Bottled for the 15th Pot Still Festival 2017 (59,1%)

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Berry Bros & Rudd The Perspective Series No. 1 40yo
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Berry Bros & Rudd The Perspective Series No. 1 40yo

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Berry’s Glen Keith 23yo 1994 (61%)
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Berry’s Glen Keith 23yo 1994 (61%)

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Berry’s Orkney 15yo 2002 (56,6%)
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Berry’s Orkney 15yo 2002 (56,6%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (54,1%)
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (54,1%)

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

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

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%)

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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%) 6cl sample
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Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (53,7%) 6cl sample

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

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Big Peat The Vintage Series 25yo The Gold Edition (52,1%) 6cl sample
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Big Peat The Vintage Series 25yo The Gold Edition (52,1%) 6cl sample

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

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

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

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

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

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Blackadder Black Snake Vat 4 Second Venom (57,7%)
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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%)
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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%)
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Blackadder Black Snake VAT10 Second Venom For The Netherlands (59,3%)

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Blackadder Eigashima 3yo Oloroso Sherry Butt 101474 (61,5%)
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Blackadder Eigashima 3yo Oloroso Sherry Butt 101474 (61,5%)

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