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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Cooper’s Choice Invergordon 30yo 1987 (49,5%)
€ 139.95

Cooper’s Choice Invergordon 30yo 1987 (49,5%)

The Cooper’s Choice Invergordon 30 years old 1987 is and old Highlands single grain from the Inve..

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Cooper’s Choice Invergordon 30yo 1987 (49,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Loch Lomond 10yo 2009 Muscat Cask Finish (52%)
€ 68.95

Cooper’s Choice Loch Lomond 10yo 2009 Muscat Cask Finish (52%)

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Cooper’s Choice Loch Lomond 10yo 2009 Muscat Cask Finish (52%)
Cooper’s Choice Macduff 16yo 2003 Port Wood Finish (51%)
€ 112.95

Cooper’s Choice Macduff 16yo 2003 Port Wood Finish (51%)

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Cooper’s Choice Macduff 16yo 2003 Port Wood Finish (51%)
Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)
€ 219.95

Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)

The Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25 eyas old 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured is an older Highlands singl..

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Cooper’s Choice Old Rhosdhu 25yo 1994 Bourbon Cask Matured (48,5%)
Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)
€ 142.95

Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)

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Cooper’s Choice Wardhead 20yo 1997 (51%)
Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)
€ 61.95

Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)

The Cotswolds Peated Cask is an English single malt whisky from the Cotswolds distillery. This re..

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Cotswolds Peated Cask (59,3%)
Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)
€ 407.50

Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)

This 25 years old Cragganmore was bottled in the 2014 Special Release series by Diageo. It's the ..

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Cragganmore 25yo Special Release 1988 - 2014 (51,4%)
Dalmore 21yo 1998 Adelphi Limited (57,2%)
€ 309.95

Dalmore 21yo 1998 Adelphi Limited (57,2%)

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Dalmore 21yo 1998 Adelphi Limited (57,2%)
Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1987 - 2012 (52,1%)
€ 319.95

Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1987 - 2012 (52,1%)

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Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1987 - 2012 (52,1%)
Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1989 – 2015 (48,8%)
€ 424.92

Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1989 – 2015 (48,8%)

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Dalwhinnie 25yo Special Release 1989 – 2015 (48,8%)
Deanston 17yo 2002 Organic PX Finish (49,3%)
€ 142.95

Deanston 17yo 2002 Organic PX Finish (49,3%)

The Deanston 17 years old 2002 Organic PX Finish is a Highlands single malt and limited edition f..

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Deanston 17yo 2002 Organic PX Finish (49,3%)
Deanston 17yo 2002 Pinot Noir Finish (50%)
€ 111.95

Deanston 17yo 2002 Pinot Noir Finish (50%)

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Deanston 17yo 2002 Pinot Noir Finish (50%)
Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Glenlossie 1992 19yo (51,2%)
€ 98.95

Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Glenlossie 1992 19yo (51,2%)

The Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Glenlossie 1992 is a 19 years old Speyside single malt bottled by ..

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Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Glenlossie 1992 19yo (51,2%)
Edradour Natural Cask Strength 12yo 2008 (57,5%)
€ 104.95

Edradour Natural Cask Strength 12yo 2008 (57,5%)

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Edradour Natural Cask Strength 12yo 2008 (57,5%)
Elements of Islay Bw8 (51,2%)
€ 167.95

Elements of Islay Bw8 (51,2%)

The Elements of Islay Bw8 is the eight Bowmore release bottled in the Elements of Islay series by..

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Elements of Islay Bw8 (51,2%)
Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)
€ 189.50

Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)

The Elements of Islay Lp8 is the eighth Laphroaig in this series. A marriage of three ex Madeira ..

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Elements of Islay Lp8 (50cl) (53,5%)
Elements of Islay PI6 (50cl) (55,3%)
€ 149.95

Elements of Islay PI6 (50cl) (55,3%)

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Elements of Islay PI6 (50cl) (55,3%)
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)
€ 109.95

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)
First Cask Ardmore 9yo 2008 (58%)
€ 71.95

First Cask Ardmore 9yo 2008 (58%)

The First Cask Ardmore 9 years old 2008 is a young peated Highlands single malt bottled in the Fi..

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First Cask Ardmore 9yo 2008 (58%)
Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (53,8%)
€ 99.95

Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (53,8%)

The Glen Elgin 13 years old 2006 Adelphi Selection is a Speyside single malt from the Glen Elgin ..

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Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (53,8%)
Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (54,6%)
€ 106.95

Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (54,6%)

The Glen Elgin 13 years old 2006 Adelphi Selection is a younger Speyside single malt from the Gle..

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Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (54,6%)