The Best Tasting Whiskey Beverages

The Best Tasting Whiskey

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Whiskey is a very distinct tasting liquor. Since it is made in a burnt wooden cask, it is given a smokey head. Some consider whiskey to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage that is made from combining water and a mash of grains. The mash can be different combinations of barley, rye, wheat or corn. Whatever is used gives the whiskey a different flavor. It is then placed in a wooden cask that is made out of burnt oak and left to age and ferment. However long it is left in the cask is also going to change the taste of the whiskey.

Since all of these factors come into play, each whiskey producer comes up with a whiskey that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which whiskey is the right one for them. Should they go with the lighter and smoother Canadian whiskey like Canadian Club, Crown Royal or Black Velvet? How about a fuller American blend like Jack Daniels, Knob Creek or Maker's Mark?

This list is to help determine which whiskey is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Please note that It includes all types of whiskey, but you can also vote on the best bourbon and top scotch brands. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just miss the mark.

List Criteria: Includes all types of whiskey, including scotch, single malt, blended whiskeys, bourbon and rye.

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  1. 1
    Up 335
    Down 158

    ranked low on reranks
    Maker's Mark

    100
  2. 2
    Up 184
    Down 88

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Knob Creek

    98
  3. 3
    Up 200
    Down 96

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 163
    Down 62

    ranked low on reranks
    The Glenlivet

    Strathspey More
    93
  5. 5
    Up 148
    Down 64

    ranked high on reranks
    The Macallan

    Strathspey More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 251
    Down 102

    ranked low on reranks
    Jameson Irish Whiskey

    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 116
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    Glenmorangie

    Scottish Highlands More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 109
    Down 45

    ranked high on reranks
    Balvenie DoubleWood

    87
  9. 9
    Up 116
    Down 41

    ranked low on reranks
    Glenfiddich

    Strathspey More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 227
    Down 114

    Crown Royal

    85
  11. 11
    Up 258
    Down 196

    often listed &controversial
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    84
  12. 12
    Up 108
    Down 48
    Strathspey More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 159
    Down 92

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  14. 14
    Up 112
    Down 67

    Bulleit Bourbon

    75
  15. 15
    Up 65
    Down 33
    Islay More
    74
  16. 16
    Up 51
    Down 31

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Balvenie Founder’s Reserve

    73
  17. 17
    Up 81
    Down 51
    Northern Ireland More
    72
  18. 18
    Up 79
    Down 55

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buffalo Trace

    71
  19. 19
    Up 50
    Down 26
    Scottish Highlands More
    71
  20. 20
    Up 101
    Down 134

    often listed &controversial
    Jim Beam

    69
  21. 21
    Up 68
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks
    Tullamore Dew

    67
  22. 22
    Up 55
    Down 37
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    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    67
  23. 23
    Up 53
    Down 51

    often listed
    Elijah Craig

    66
  24. 24
    Up 86
    Down 37
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    63
  25. 25
    Up 17
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Pine Barrens

    58
    added by: RKramden59
  26. 26
    Up 48
    Down 32
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    58
  27. 27
    Up 31
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Booker's

    57
  28. 28
    Up 25
    Down 20
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Redbreast

    57
  29. 29
    Up 16
    Down 9

    Yamazaki

    55
  30. 30
    Up 33
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    55
  31. 31
    Up 17
    Down 24
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    54
  32. 32
    Up 11
    Down 4
    Scottish Highlands More
    52
  33. 33
    Up 23
    Down 18
    No image

    Blanton's

    52
  34. 34
    Up 47
    Down 81

    often listed &controversial
    Canadian Club

    50
  35. 35
    Up 41
    Down 66
    No image

    often listed &controversial
    Seagram 7

    50
  36. 36
    Up 19
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Four Roses

    49
  37. 37
    Up 8
    Down 12

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    46
  38. 38
    Up 16
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    Glen Moray

    Strathspey More
    45
  39. 39
    Up 11
    Down 24

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Longrow

    45
  40. 40
    Up 5
    Down 10

    ranked high on reranks
    Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    44
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  41. 41
    Up 18
    Down 27

    niche appeal
    Old Overholt

    44
  42. 42
    Up 25
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    43
  43. 43
    Up 15
    Down 20
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue

    42
  44. 44
    Up 12
    Down 25

    often listed
    Blackadder

    42
  45. 45
    Up 2
    Down 10
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    greenore

    41
  46. 46
    Up 11
    Down 21
    No image

    often listed
    Midleton

    40
  47. 47
    Up 3
    Down 16
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    midleton

    36
  48. 48
    Up 8
    Down 6
    No image

    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    36
    added by: cbf237
  49. 49
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Collingwood

    31
  50. 50
    Up 0
    Down 3

    ranked high on reranks
    Speyburn 10 year old

    30
    added by: DS12
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