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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Edradour Natural Cask Strength 13yo 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured  (59,2%)
€ 82.95

Edradour Natural Cask Strength 13yo 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured (59,2%)

The Edradour Natural Cask Strength 13 years old 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured is a Highlands single m..

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Edradour Natural Cask Strength 13yo 2007 Bourbon Cask Matured (59,2%)
Edradrour Vintage 1999 21yo Bordeaux Cask Finish (55,7%),
€ 259.95

Edradrour Vintage 1999 21yo Bordeaux Cask Finish (55,7%),

De Edradrour Vintage 1999 21 years old Bordeaux Cask Finish is een 21 jaar oude Highlands single ..

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Edradrour Vintage 1999 21yo Bordeaux Cask Finish (55,7%),
Elements of Islay Peat & Sherry Exclusive to the Netherlands (56,2%)
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Elements of Islay Peat & Sherry Exclusive to the Netherlands (56,2%)

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Elements of Islay Peat & Sherry Exclusive to the Netherlands (56,2%)
Elements of Islay Peat Full Proof (59,3%)
€ 47.52

Elements of Islay Peat Full Proof (59,3%)

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Elements of Islay Peat Full Proof (59,3%)
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918 (65,7%)
First Cask A Highland Distillery 16yo 2005 (58,3%)
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First Cask A Highland Distillery 16yo 2005 (58,3%)

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First Cask A Highland Distillery 16yo 2005 (58,3%)
First Cask Glen Elgin 13yo 2007 (56,2%) 6cl sample
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First Cask Glen Elgin 13yo 2007 (56,2%) 6cl sample

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First Cask Glen Elgin 13yo 2007 (56,2%) 6cl sample
First Cask Linkwood 11yo 2009 (58,2%)
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First Cask Linkwood 11yo 2009 (58,2%)

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First Cask Linkwood 11yo 2009 (58,2%)
Gleann Mor Rare Find Bunnahabhain 40yo 1980 (45,2%)
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Gleann Mor Rare Find Bunnahabhain 40yo 1980 (45,2%)

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Gleann Mor Rare Find Bunnahabhain 40yo 1980 (45,2%)
Gleann Mor Rare Find Caol Ila 35yo 1983 (56,4%)
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Gleann Mor Rare Find Caol Ila 35yo 1983 (56,4%)

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Gleann Mor Rare Find Caol Ila 35yo 1983 (56,4%)
Gleann Mor Rare Find Islay 15yo 2006 (52,1%)
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Gleann Mor Rare Find Islay 15yo 2006 (52,1%)

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Gleann Mor Rare Find Islay 15yo 2006 (52,1%)
Gleann Mor Rare Find Macallan 26yo 1993 (40,8%)
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Gleann Mor Rare Find Macallan 26yo 1993 (40,8%)

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Gleann Mor Rare Find Macallan 26yo 1993 (40,8%)
Gleann Mor Rare Find Tomatin 36yo 1983 (48,9%)
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Gleann Mor Rare Find Tomatin 36yo 1983 (48,9%)

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Gleann Mor Rare Find Tomatin 36yo 1983 (48,9%)
Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (53,8%)
€ 99.95

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

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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%)

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Glen Elgin 13yo 2006 Adelphi Selection (54,6%)
Glen Elgin 1998 The Manager’s Choice (61,1%)
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Glen Elgin 1998 The Manager’s Choice (61,1%)

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Glen Elgin 1998 The Manager’s Choice (61,1%)
Glen Garioch 15yo 'Renaissance' (51,9%)
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Glen Garioch 15yo 'Renaissance' (51,9%)

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Glen Garioch 15yo 'Renaissance' (51,9%)
Glen Garioch 16yo Renaissance 2nd Chapter (51,4%)
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Glen Garioch 16yo Renaissance 2nd Chapter (51,4%)

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Glen Garioch 18yo Renaissance 4th Chapter (50,2%)
€ 129.95

Glen Garioch 18yo Renaissance 4th Chapter (50,2%)

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Glen Garioch 18yo Renaissance 4th Chapter (50,2%)
Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (58,5%)
€ 94.50

Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (58,5%)

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Glen Garioch 9yo 2011 Adelphi Selection (58,5%)
Glen Grant 28yo 1992 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)
€ 314.95

Glen Grant 28yo 1992 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)

The Glen Grant 28 years old 1992 Adelphi Limited is an older Speyside single malt from the Glen G..

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Glen Grant 28yo 1992 Adelphi Limited (52,5%)