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

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

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

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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%)
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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%)
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Blackadder Red Snake Redneck 09 Spicy (57,9%)
Blackadder Smoking Islay (55%)
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Blackadder Smoking Islay (55%)

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Blackadder Smoking Islay (55%)
Blackadder Smoking Islay (60,6%)
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Blackadder Smoking Islay (60,6%)

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Blackadder Smoking Islay (60,6%)
Blackadder Smoking Islay PX Sherry Finish (58,8%)
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Blackadder Smoking Islay PX Sherry Finish (58,8%)

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Blackadder Smoking Islay PX Sherry Finish (58,8%)
Blair Athol 23yo Special Release 2017 (58,4%)
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Blair Athol 23yo Special Release 2017 (58,4%)
Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (64,8%)
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Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (64,8%)

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Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (65%)
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Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (65%)

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Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel (65%)
Borders Single Grain (51,7%)
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Borders Single Grain (51,7%)

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Borders Single Grain (51,7%)
Bowmore 25yo 1994 Adelphi Limited  (54,2%)
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Bowmore 25yo 1994 Adelphi Limited (54,2%)

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Bowmore 25yo 1994 Adelphi Limited (54,2%)
Bowmore Devils Casks 2
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Bowmore Devils Casks 2

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Bowmore Port Matured 1989 23yo (50,8%)
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Bowmore Port Matured 1989 23yo (50,8%)

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Bowmore Tempest 10yo Batch 6 (54,9%)
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Bowmore Vault Edition No.1 Atlantic Sea Salt (51,5%)
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Brora 35yo Special Release 1978 - 2014 (48,6%)
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Brora 37yo Special Release 1977 – 2015 (50,4%)
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Brora 37yo Special Release 1977 – 2015 (50,4%)

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Brora 37yo Special Release 1977 – 2015 (50,4%)