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 80
    Down 36
    Islay More
    73
  2. 3
    Up 214
    Down 100

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  3. 17
    Up 88
    Down 57
    Northern Ireland More
    71
  4. 6
    Up 274
    Down 109
    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  5. 9
    Up 128
    Down 47
    Scottish Highlands More
    85
  6. 26
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    53
  7. 21
    Up 67
    Down 30
    Scottish Highlands More
    66
  8. 34
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Scottish Highlands More
    47
  9. 12
    Up 127
    Down 57
    Strathspey More
    80
  10. 7
    Up 137
    Down 49
    Strathspey More
    87
  11. 5
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    Strathspey More
    91
  12. 4
    Up 175
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    Strathspey More
    94
  13. 33
    Up 18
    Down 24
    Strathspey More
    47
  14. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  15. 54
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    34
    added by: KawasakiMustang
  16. 51
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    new! The Knot

    36
    added by: fix8ed
  17. 45
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    40
    added by: BigRedSkye
  18. 46
    Up 6
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    40
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  19. 30
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    51
    added by: RKramden59
  20. 43
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    42
    added by: nicolas.verret
  21. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    51
  22. 18
    Up 111
    Down 142

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    71
  23. 2
    Up 199
    Down 97

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  24. 1
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    Down 184
    99
  25. 40
    Up 20
    Down 28
    45
  26. 16
    Up 55
    Down 36
    72
  27. 25
    Up 34
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    54
  28. 55
    Up 1
    Down 4

    Speyburn 10 year old

    24
    added by: DS12
  29. 10
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    84
  30. 41
    Up 20
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Yamazaki

    44
  31. 52
    Up 11
    Down 9
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    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    35
    added by: cbf237
  32. 13
    Up 173
    Down 98

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  33. 47
    Up 11
    Down 14

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    39
  34. 11
    Up 251
    Down 125

    Crown Royal

    83
  35. 37
    Up 16
    Down 26

    Blackadder

    46
  36. 22
    Up 81
    Down 48

    Tullamore Dew

    65
  37. 27
    Up 56
    Down 35
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    Wild Turkey

    52
  38. 39
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Longrow

    45
  39. 31
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    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    51
  40. 35
    Up 28
    Down 20
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    Blanton's

    47
  41. 36
    Up 28
    Down 28

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    46
  42. 20
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    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Craig

    66
  43. 14
    Up 122
    Down 73

    Bulleit Bourbon

    74
  44. 38
    Up 22
    Down 28

    Four Roses

    46
  45. 19
    Up 89
    Down 60

    Buffalo Trace

    70
  46. 23
    Up 93
    Down 40
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    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    60
  47. 42
    Up 16
    Down 21
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    Midleton

    42
  48. 24
    Up 63
    Down 40
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    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    55
  49. 28
    Up 30
    Down 24
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    Redbreast

    51
  50. 29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seagram 7

    51
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