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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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 15yo 2006 (58,3%)
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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 15yo 2006 (58,3%)

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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Royal Brackla 15yo 2006 (58,3%)
Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Teaninich 12yo 2009 Exclusively Bottled for the Netherlands (57,9%)
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Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength Teaninich 12yo 2009 Exclusively Bottled for the Netherlands (57,9%)
Cooper’s Choice Aberfeldy Highland Honey Sicilian Dessert Wine Finish (53,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Aberfeldy Highland Honey Sicilian Dessert Wine Finish (53,5%)

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Cooper’s Choice Ardmore 7yo 2013 Amarone Cask Finish (53%)
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Cooper’s Choice Auchroisk 10yo 2010 Pineau des Charentes Finish (56%)
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Cooper’s Choice Benriach 8yo 2012 Marsala Cask Finish (54%)
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Cooper’s Choice Blair Athol 12yo 2009 Madeira Cask Finish (50%)
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Cooper’s Choice Bunnahabhain Sultanas & Cigar Smoke Marsala Cask Finish (50,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Campbeltown Blended Malt 7yo 2014 Sauternes Cask Finish (55%
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Cooper’s Choice Caol Ila 12yo 2008 Bourbon Cask Matured (53,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Dailuaine 11yo 2010 Banyuls Cask Finish (53%)
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Cooper’s Choice Finglassie Lowland Smoke Madeira Cask Finish (53%)
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Cooper’s Choice Finglassie Lowlands Smoke Sauternes Cask Finish (54,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Glen Elgin 11yo 2009 St Croix Du Mont Finish (55%)
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Cooper’s Choice Glen Elgin 11yo 2010 Sauternes Cask Finish (56%)
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Cooper’s Choice Glenallachie Summer Fruits Port Wood Finish (55%)
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Cooper’s Choice Glenburgie 8yo 2012 Marsala Cask Finish (54,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Glenturret 9yo 2010 Ruadh Maor Heavily Peated (58%)
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Cooper’s Choice Inchgower 19yo 2001 Sauternes Cask Finish (59,5%)
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Cooper’s Choice Invergordon 34yo 1988 Bourbon Cask Matured (41%)
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