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. 15
    Up 86
    Down 40
    Islay More
    72
  2. 3
    Up 221
    Down 102

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  3. 17
    Up 94
    Down 59
    Northern Ireland More
    72
  4. 6
    Up 279
    Down 116
    Republic of Ireland More
    89
  5. 9
    Up 133
    Down 50
    Scottish Highlands More
    85
  6. 27
    Up 18
    Down 27
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    Scottish Highlands More
    52
  7. 20
    Up 77
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    Oban Distillery

    Scottish Highlands More
    67
  8. 33
    Up 18
    Down 8
    Scottish Highlands More
    46
  9. 12
    Up 140
    Down 59
    Strathspey More
    81
  10. 7
    Up 147
    Down 52
    Strathspey More
    87
  11. 5
    Up 184
    Down 80
    Strathspey More
    91
  12. 4
    Up 188
    Down 74
    Strathspey More
    95
  13. 38
    Up 18
    Down 27
    Strathspey More
    46
  14. 8
    Up 316
    Down 227

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  15. 53
    Up 5
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    33
    added by: KawasakiMustang
  16. 49
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    new! The Knot

    36
    added by: fix8ed
  17. 45
    Up 16
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    39
    added by: BigRedSkye
  18. 46
    Up 6
    Down 12
    39
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  19. 31
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    50
    added by: RKramden59
  20. 43
    Up 9
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    40
    added by: nicolas.verret
  21. 32
    Up 37
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    50
  22. 18
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    Down 146

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    71
  23. 2
    Up 204
    Down 102

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  24. 1
    Up 386
    Down 188
    99
  25. 41
    Up 21
    Down 29
    44
  26. 16
    Up 57
    Down 39
    72
  27. 25
    Up 34
    Down 17
    54
  28. 54
    Up 2
    Down 4

    Speyburn 10 year old

    24
    added by: DS12
  29. 10
    Up 130
    Down 52
    84
  30. 39
    Up 22
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Yamazaki

    45
  31. 51
    Up 12
    Down 9
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    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    35
    added by: cbf237
  32. 13
    Up 180
    Down 100

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  33. 44
    Up 13
    Down 15

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    39
  34. 11
    Up 259
    Down 128

    Crown Royal

    82
  35. 40
    Up 16
    Down 27

    Blackadder

    45
  36. 22
    Up 81
    Down 49

    Tullamore Dew

    64
  37. 26
    Up 59
    Down 37
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    Wild Turkey

    52
  38. 36
    Up 14
    Down 26

    Longrow

    46
  39. 29
    Up 54
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    50
  40. 34
    Up 29
    Down 21
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    Blanton's

    46
  41. 37
    Up 28
    Down 29

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    46
  42. 21
    Up 59
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Craig

    65
  43. 14
    Up 124
    Down 74

    Bulleit Bourbon

    74
  44. 35
    Up 24
    Down 29

    Four Roses

    46
  45. 19
    Up 92
    Down 63

    Buffalo Trace

    69
  46. 23
    Up 95
    Down 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    59
  47. 42
    Up 18
    Down 23
    No image

    Midleton

    42
  48. 24
    Up 63
    Down 41
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    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    54
  49. 28
    Up 31
    Down 25
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    Redbreast

    51
  50. 30
    Up 45
    Down 71
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seagram 7

    50
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