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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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)
€ 469.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41 years old from 1974 is a rare and old Lowland..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Garnheath 41yo 1974 (50,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 27yo 1989 (51,4%)
€ 158.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 27yo 1989 (51,4%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 27 years old 1989 is an older Lowlands single grain..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 27yo 1989 (51,4%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 28yo 1989 (57,6%)
€ 169.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 28yo 1989 (57,6%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 28 years old 1989 is an old single grain from the G..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Girvan 28yo 1989 (57,6%)
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%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Elgin 22 years old 1995 is an older Speyside single m..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Elgin 22yo 1995 (53,4%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Keith 28yo 1988 (40,1%)
€ 263.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Keith 28yo 1988 (40,1%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Keith 28 years old is an older Speyside single malt b..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Keith 28yo 1988 (40,1%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Moray 1992 24yo (49,8%)
€ 193.50

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Moray 1992 24yo (49,8%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Moray 1992 24 years old  is a Speyside single ma..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Moray 1992 24yo (49,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glenlossie 22yo 1995 (53,8%)
€ 176.95

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

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glenlossie 22 years old 1995 is a Speyside single malt fro..

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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%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Linkwood 21 years old 1996 is an older Speyside single mal..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Linkwood 21yo 1996 (44%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Longmorn 23yo 1991 (57,4%)
€ 189.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Longmorn 23yo 1991 (57,4%)

A 23 years old Longmorn from 1991 bottled in the Celebration of the Cask series of the independen..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Longmorn 23yo 1991 (57,4%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Mannochmore 27yo 1990 (42,5%)
€ 234.95

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

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Mannochmore 27 years old 1990 is an old Speyside single ma..

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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%)
€ 199.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23yo 1994 (48,2%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23 years old 1994 is a sherried Speyside single..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Strathmill 23yo 1994 (48,2%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Tomintoul 23yo 1996 (49,7%)
€ 179.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Tomintoul 23yo 1996 (49,7%)

The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Tomintoul 23 years old 1996 is Speyside single malt from the..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Tomintoul 23yo 1996 (49,7%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Wardhead 21yo 1997 (54,6%)
€ 139.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Wardhead 21yo 1997 (54,6%)

The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Wardhead 21 years old 1997 is a Speyside blended malt a.k.a...

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Wardhead 21yo 1997 (54,6%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Westport 22yo 1995 (52,6%)
€ 156.50

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Westport 22yo 1995 (52,6%)

The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Westport 22 years old 1995 is a Speyside whisky bottled by t..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Westport 22yo 1995 (52,6%)
Chichibu On The Way 2019 (51,5%)
€ 349.95

Chichibu On The Way 2019 (51,5%)

The Chichibu On The Way 2019 is the third installment in the On The Way series by the Japanese Ch..

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Chichibu On The Way 2019 (51,5%)
Chieftain’s Caperdonich 23yo 1995 (58,2%)
€ 499.95

Chieftain’s Caperdonich 23yo 1995 (58,2%)

The Chieftain’s Caperdonich 23 years old 1995 is an older Speyside single malt from the closed Ca..

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Chieftain’s Caperdonich 23yo 1995 (58,2%)
Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20yo 1998 Madeira Finish (50,2%)
€ 139.95

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

The Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20 years old 1998 Madeira Finish is an older Speyside single malt from..

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Chieftain’s Miltonduff 20yo 1998 Madeira Finish (50,2%)
Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)
€ 319.95

Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)

The Chieftain’s Teaninich 20 years old 1999 is an older Highlands single malt from the Teaninich ..

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Chieftain’s Teaninich 20yo 1999 (55%)
Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)
€ 169.95

Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)

The Cladach Special Release 2018 is a mysterious blended malt from six coastal distilleries in th..

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Cladach Special Release 2018 (57,1%)
Clynelish Reserve House Tyrell Game of Thrones Series (51,2%)
€ 54.95

Clynelish Reserve House Tyrell Game of Thrones Series (51,2%)

The Clynelish Reserve House Tyrell is one of the 8 single malts in the Game of Thrones series by ..

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Clynelish Reserve House Tyrell Game of Thrones Series (51,2%)
Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015 (56,1%)
€ 719.95

Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015 (56,1%)

The Clynelish Select Reserve is the second No Age Statement (NAS) special release of this distill..

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Clynelish Select Reserve Special Release 2015 (56,1%)