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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Cardhu 21yo Special Release 1991 - 2013 (54,2%)
€ 235.00

Cardhu 21yo Special Release 1991 - 2013 (54,2%)

The Cardhu 21yo Special Release 1991 - 2013 is a bottled in the 2013 Diageo Special Release serie..

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Cardhu 21yo Special Release 1991 - 2013 (54,2%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Garioch 30yo 1990 (52,2%)
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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Garioch 30yo 1990 (52,2%)

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Garioch 30yo 1990 (52,2%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25yo 1992 (48,2%)
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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25yo 1992 (48,2%)

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25yo 1992 (48,2%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glenlossie 27yo 1993 (47,3%)
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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glenlossie 27yo 1993 (47,3%)

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glenlossie 27yo 1993 (47,3%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Laphroaig 17yo 2004 (48,6%)
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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Laphroaig 17yo 2004 (48,6%)

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Laphroaig 17yo 2004 (48,6%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Linkwood 24yo 1996 (48,6%)
€ 234.95

Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Linkwood 24yo 1996 (48,6%)

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Linkwood 24yo 1996 (48,6%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchentoshan 27yo 1992 (48,4%)
€ 216.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchentoshan 27yo 1992 (48,4%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchentoshan 27yo 1992 (48,4%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchroisk 1990 24yo (52,9%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchroisk 1990 24yo (52,9%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchroisk 1990 24yo (52,9%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benriach 27yo 1990 (49,8%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benriach 27yo 1990 (49,8%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benriach 27yo 1990 (49,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%) 6cl sample
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%) 6cl sample

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%) 6cl sample
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Elgin 22yo 1995 (53,4%)
€ 175.00

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Elgin 22yo 1995 (53,4%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Elgin 22yo 1995 (53,4%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glenlossie 22yo 1995 (53,8%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glenlossie 22yo 1995 (53,8%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glenlossie 22yo 1995 (53,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Linkwood 21yo 1996 (44%)
€ 169.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Linkwood 21yo 1996 (44%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Linkwood 21yo 1996 (44%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Mannochmore 27yo 1990 (42,5%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Mannochmore 27yo 1990 (42,5%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Mannochmore 27yo 1990 (42,5%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23yo 1994 (48,2%)
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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23yo 1994 (48,2%)

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23yo 1994 (48,2%)
Cask Islay Cask Strength Bourbon Edition (58,6%)
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Cask Islay Cask Strength Bourbon Edition (58,6%)

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Cask Islay Cask Strength Bourbon Edition (58,6%)
Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20yo 1998 Madeira Finish (50,2%)
€ 139.95

Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20yo 1998 Madeira Finish (50,2%)

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Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20yo 1998 Madeira Finish (50,2%)
Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)
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Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)

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Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)
Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)
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Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)

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Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)
Claxton’s Caol Ila 12yo 2008 High Spirits Exclusive (58%)
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Claxton’s Caol Ila 12yo 2008 High Spirits Exclusive (58%)

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