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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Glen Garioch 15yo Sherry Cask Matured (53,7%)
€ 95.00

Glen Garioch 15yo Sherry Cask Matured (53,7%)

The Glen Garioch 15 years old Sherry Cask Matured is a small batch Highlands single malt bottled ..

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Glen Garioch 15yo Sherry Cask Matured (53,7%)
Glen Garioch 16yo Renaissance 2nd Chapter (51,4%)
€ 112.95

Glen Garioch 16yo Renaissance 2nd Chapter (51,4%)

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Glen Garioch 16yo Renaissance 2nd Chapter (51,4%)
Glen Garioch 7yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (56,8%)
€ 86.95

Glen Garioch 7yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (56,8%)

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Glen Garioch 7yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (56,8%)
Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)
€ 334.95

Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)

This Glen Grant 29 years old 1988 Adelphi Selection is an older Speyside single malt from the Gle..

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Glen Grant 29yo 1988 Adelphi Archive (56,3%)
Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)
€ 98.95

Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)

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Glen Moray 10yo 2008 Adelphi Selection (59,4%)
Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
€ 199.95

Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)

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Glen Moray 22yo 1995 Adelphi Selection (53,2%)
Glen Ord 18yo 2002 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)
€ 195.00

Glen Ord 18yo 2002 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)

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Glen Ord 18yo 2002 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)
Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)
€ 3,899.00

Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)

The Glen Scotia 45 years old is the oldest Glen Scotia bottled to date. This Campbeltown single m..

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Glen Scotia 45yo 1973 (43,8%)
GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%) 6cl sample
€ 7.95

GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%) 6cl sample

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GlenAllachie 10yo 2009 Madeira Barrel 3821 Selected for the Netherlands (57,2%) 6cl sample
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,1%)
€ 61.95

GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,1%)

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 1 (57,1%)
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 2 (54,8%)
€ 61.95

GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 2 (54,8%)

The GlenAllachie 10 years old Cask Strength Batch 2 is one of the first GlenAllachie releases by ..

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 2 (54,8%)
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%)
€ 61.95

GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%)

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%)
GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)
€ 5.50

GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)

The GlenAllachie 10 years old Cask Strength Batch 3 is one of the first GlenAllachie releases by ..

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GlenAllachie 10yo Cask Strength Batch 3 (58,2%) (5cl)
GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)
€ 106.95

GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)

The GlenAllachie 12 years old 2007 Adelphi Selection is a younger Speyside single malt from the G..

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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Adelphi Selection (59,7%)
GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)
€ 99.95

GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)

The GlenAllachie 12 years old 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 is a 12 year old Speyside s..

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GlenAllachie 12yo 2007 Port Pipe 1860 Single Cask Batch 2 (58,7%)
GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 (56,2%)
€ 97.50

GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 (56,2%)

The GlenAllachie 13 years old 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 is a Speyside single malt from the GlenAl..

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GlenAllachie 13yo 2006 Bourbon Barrel 26854 (56,2%)
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)
€ 71.95

GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)

The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is the 8th release in the Cask Strength series by GlenDrona..

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GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)
Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)
€ 49.99

Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)

The Glenfarclas 105 is a cask strength Glenfarclas bottled at 105 proof, 60% ABV. It has a comple..

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Glenfarclas 105 (70cl)
Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)
€ 114.95

Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)

The Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 is an 8 years old Speyside single mal..

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Glenfarclas 2008 Cuvee Du Fondateur Corman Collins 2016 (58%)
Glenfarclas Family Casks 19yo 1992 Release VIII (59,5%)
€ 261.95

Glenfarclas Family Casks 19yo 1992 Release VIII (59,5%)

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Glenfarclas Family Casks 19yo 1992 Release VIII (59,5%)
Glenfarclas Family Casks 32yo 1983 Release X (47,3%)
€ 486.95

Glenfarclas Family Casks 32yo 1983 Release X (47,3%)

The Glenfarclas Family Casks 32 years old 1983 Release X is the tenth release from 1983 in the Gl..

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Glenfarclas Family Casks 32yo 1983 Release X (47,3%)