The Best Tasting Whiskey Beverages
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The Best Tasting Whiskey

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

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 368
    Down 183
    98
  2. 2
    Up 198
    Down 97

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  3. 3
    Up 212
    Down 100

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 175
    Down 72
    Strathspey More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 175
    Down 74
    Strathspey More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 273
    Down 109
    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 122
    Down 51
    88
  8. 8
    Up 136
    Down 48
    Strathspey More
    87
  9. 9
    Up 128
    Down 47
    Scottish Highlands More
    87
  10. 10
    Up 296
    Down 221

    often listed
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  11. 11
    Up 248
    Down 125

    Crown Royal

    85
  12. 12
    Up 127
    Down 57
    Strathspey More
    83
  13. 13
    Up 172
    Down 98

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    80
  14. 14
    Up 80
    Down 36
    Islay More
    77
  15. 15
    Up 121
    Down 73

    Bulleit Bourbon

    76
  16. 16
    Up 67
    Down 30
    Scottish Highlands More
    74
  17. 17
    Up 88
    Down 57
    Northern Ireland More
    74
  18. 18
    Up 55
    Down 36
    73
  19. 19
    Up 88
    Down 60

    Buffalo Trace

    72
  20. 20
    Up 110
    Down 142

    often listed
    Jim Beam

    71
  21. 21
    Up 81
    Down 48

    Tullamore Dew

    70
  22. 22
    Up 63
    Down 40
    No image

    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    68
  23. 23
    Up 58
    Down 55

    often listed
    Elijah Craig

    67
  24. 24
    Up 93
    Down 40
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    63
  25. 25
    Up 18
    Down 9
    63
    added by: RKramden59
  26. 26
    Up 56
    Down 35
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    61
  27. 27
    Up 34
    Down 15
    59
  28. 28
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Scottish Highlands More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 29
    Down 24
    No image

    Redbreast

    57
  30. 30
    Up 18
    Down 26
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    57
  31. 31
    Up 35
    Down 20
    56
  32. 32
    Up 54
    Down 85

    Canadian Club

    53
  33. 33
    Up 44
    Down 70
    No image

    Seagram 7

    52
  34. 34
    Up 28
    Down 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Blanton's

    50
  35. 35
    Up 22
    Down 28

    Four Roses

    50
  36. 36
    Up 18
    Down 24
    Strathspey More
    49
  37. 37
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Longrow

    49
  38. 38
    Up 16
    Down 26

    Blackadder

    49
  39. 39
    Up 6
    Down 11
    49
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  40. 40
    Up 28
    Down 28

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    48
  41. 41
    Up 20
    Down 28
    48
  42. 42
    Up 20
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Yamazaki

    47
  43. 43
    Up 21
    Down 21
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue

    47
  44. 44
    Up 3
    Down 10
    No image

    greenore

    47
  45. 45
    Up 16
    Down 21
    No image

    Midleton

    46
  46. 46
    Up 6
    Down 16
    No image

    midleton

    43
  47. 47
    Up 11
    Down 14

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    41
  48. 48
    Up 7
    Down 2
    No image
    40
    added by: nicolas.verret
  49. 49
    Up 7
    Down 9
    No image

    Collingwood

    39
  50. 50
    Up 11
    Down 9
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    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    39
    added by: cbf237
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