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 373
    Down 184
    99
  2. 2
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    Down 97

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  3. 3
    Up 215
    Down 100

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 175
    Down 73
    Strathspey More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 175
    Down 75
    Strathspey More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 274
    Down 109
    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 137
    Down 49
    Strathspey More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 299
    Down 221

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  9. 9
    Up 128
    Down 47
    Scottish Highlands More
    85
  10. 10
    Up 122
    Down 51
    84
  11. 11
    Up 251
    Down 125

    Crown Royal

    83
  12. 12
    Up 127
    Down 57
    Strathspey More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 173
    Down 98

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  14. 14
    Up 122
    Down 73

    Bulleit Bourbon

    74
  15. 15
    Up 80
    Down 36
    Islay More
    73
  16. 16
    Up 55
    Down 36
    72
  17. 17
    Up 88
    Down 57
    Northern Ireland More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 111
    Down 142

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    71
  19. 19
    Up 89
    Down 60

    Buffalo Trace

    70
  20. 20
    Up 58
    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Craig

    66
  21. 21
    Up 67
    Down 30
    Scottish Highlands More
    66
  22. 22
    Up 81
    Down 48

    Tullamore Dew

    65
  23. 23
    Up 93
    Down 40
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    60
  24. 24
    Up 63
    Down 40
    No image

    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    55
  25. 25
    Up 34
    Down 16
    54
  26. 26
    Up 18
    Down 26
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    53
  27. 27
    Up 56
    Down 35
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    52
  28. 28
    Up 30
    Down 24
    No image

    Redbreast

    51
  29. 29
    Up 45
    Down 70
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seagram 7

    51
  30. 30
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    Down 9
    51
    added by: RKramden59
  31. 31
    Up 54
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    51
  32. 32
    Up 37
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    51
  33. 33
    Up 18
    Down 24
    Strathspey More
    47
  34. 34
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Scottish Highlands More
    47
  35. 35
    Up 28
    Down 20
    No image

    Blanton's

    47
  36. 36
    Up 28
    Down 28

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    46
  37. 37
    Up 16
    Down 26

    Blackadder

    46
  38. 38
    Up 22
    Down 28

    Four Roses

    46
  39. 39
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Longrow

    45
  40. 40
    Up 20
    Down 28
    45
  41. 41
    Up 20
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Yamazaki

    44
  42. 42
    Up 16
    Down 21
    No image

    Midleton

    42
  43. 43
    Up 7
    Down 2
    No image
    42
    added by: nicolas.verret
  44. 44
    Up 21
    Down 21
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue

    42
  45. 45
    Up 15
    Down 12
    40
    added by: BigRedSkye
  46. 46
    Up 6
    Down 11
    40
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  47. 47
    Up 11
    Down 14

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    39
  48. 48
    Up 7
    Down 9
    No image

    Collingwood

    39
  49. 49
    Up 3
    Down 10
    No image

    greenore

    38
  50. 50
    Up 6
    Down 16
    No image

    midleton

    37
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