I've read that whisky purists insist that cask strength is the only way to drink whisky. Well I'm happy to say I'm not a purist. The alcohol burn was too strong for me and over powered the flavours. I could definitely get hints of flavour/enjoyment out of the Aberlour A'Bunadh. The Arran The Bothy was too strong for my liking and the Bakers Bourbon was also quite strong.