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 368
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      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
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      Jameson Distillery Reserve

      69
    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
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      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
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      Redbreast

      57
    30. 30
      Up 18
      Down 26
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      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
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      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
      48
      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
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      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
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      Collingwood

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

      38
      added by: cbf237
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