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 Caperdonich 29yo 1988 (49,1%)
€ 369.95

Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Caperdonich 29yo 1988 (49,1%)

The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Caperdonich 29 years old 1988 is an old Speyside single malt..

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Caperdonich 29yo 1988 (49,1%)
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25yo 1992 (48,2%)
€ 183.95

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

The Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25 years old 1992 is an older Speyside single mal..

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Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 25yo 1992 (48,2%)
Carn Mor Strictly Single Cask Dufftown 10yo 2009 (50%)
€ 46.95

Carn Mor Strictly Single Cask Dufftown 10yo 2009 (50%)

The Carn Mor Strictly Single Cask Dufftown 10 years old 2009 is a Speyside single malt bottled by..

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Carn Mor Strictly Single Cask Dufftown 10yo 2009 (50%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask Black Gold” North British 22yo 1995 (57%)
€ 259.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask Black Gold” North British 22yo 1995 (57%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask Black Gold” North British 22 years old 1995 is an older and..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask Black Gold” North British 22yo 1995 (57%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Auchroisk 1990 24yo (52,9%)
€ 159.95

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

A 24 years old Auchroisk from 1990 bottled in the Celebration of the Cask series of the independe..

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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%)
€ 237.95

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

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benriach 27 years old 1990 is an older Speyside single mal..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benriach 27yo 1990 (49,8%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benrinnes 1991 23yo (55,1%)
€ 177.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benrinnes 1991 23yo (55,1%)

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

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Benrinnes 1991 23yo (55,1%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%)
€ 399.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26 years old 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy is..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26yo 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy (42,9%) 6cl sample
€ 39.95

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

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Bequest Bowmore 26 years old 1991 The Chairman’s Legacy is..

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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” Clynelish 20yo 1997 (57%)
€ 199.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Clynelish 20yo 1997 (57%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Clynelish 20 years old 1997 is an older Highlands single m..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Clynelish 20yo 1997 (57%)
Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Craigellachie 11yo 2006 (65,3%)
€ 99.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Craigellachie 11yo 2006 (65,3%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Craigellachie 11 years old 2006 is a young but firm Speysi..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Craigellachie 11yo 2006 (65,3%)
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 Garioch 27yo 1991 (51%)
€ 246.95

Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Garioch 27yo 1991 (51%)

The Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Garioch 27 years old 1991 is an older Highlands singl..

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Carn Mor “Celebration of the Cask” Glen Garioch 27yo 1991 (51%)
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%)