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. 15
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    Islay More
    74
  2. 3
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    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    94
  3. 18
    Up 81
    Down 52
    Northern Ireland More
    71
  4. 6
    Up 253
    Down 103
    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  5. 8
    Up 116
    Down 42
    Scottish Highlands More
    86
  6. 28
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    Scottish Highlands More
    56
  7. 19
    Up 50
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    Scottish Highlands More
    71
  8. 30
    Up 11
    Down 4
    Scottish Highlands More
    56
  9. 12
    Up 108
    Down 50
    Strathspey More
    82
  10. 9
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    Strathspey More
    86
  11. 5
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    Strathspey More
    91
  12. 4
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    Strathspey More
    92
  13. 40
    Up 16
    Down 23
    Strathspey More
    48
  14. 10
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    Down 197
    Tennessee More
    85
  15. 55
    Up 4
    Down 14
    24
    added by: KawasakiMustang
  16. 53
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    new! The Knot

    32
    added by: fix8ed
  17. 50
    Up 12
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    35
    added by: BigRedSkye
  18. 37
    Up 5
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    49
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  19. 25
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    62
    added by: RKramden59
  20. 52
    Up 6
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    Jefferson's

    33
    added by: nicolas.verret
  21. 31
    Up 33
    Down 19
    55
  22. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    70
  23. 2
    Up 185
    Down 89

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    97
  24. 1
    Up 337
    Down 160
    99
  25. 41
    Up 18
    Down 27
    46
  26. 17
    Up 51
    Down 33
    72
  27. 27
    Up 31
    Down 15
    58
  28. 51
    Up 0
    Down 3

    Speyburn 10 year old

    33
    added by: DS12
  29. 7
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    Down 47
    87
  30. 35
    Up 16
    Down 9

    Yamazaki

    51
  31. 48
    Up 9
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    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    39
    added by: cbf237
  32. 13
    Up 160
    Down 92

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  33. 33
    Up 8
    Down 12

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    52
  34. 11
    Up 228
    Down 116

    Crown Royal

    85
  35. 43
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Blackadder

    46
  36. 23
    Up 69
    Down 45

    Tullamore Dew

    66
  37. 26
    Up 49
    Down 32
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    Wild Turkey

    61
  38. 38
    Up 11
    Down 24

    Longrow

    49
  39. 32
    Up 47
    Down 81

    Canadian Club

    52
  40. 39
    Up 23
    Down 18
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    Blanton's

    48
  41. 44
    Up 25
    Down 28

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    45
  42. 21
    Up 53
    Down 51

    Elijah Craig

    68
  43. 14
    Up 112
    Down 68

    Bulleit Bourbon

    76
  44. 36
    Up 19
    Down 26

    Four Roses

    49
  45. 16
    Up 80
    Down 56

    Buffalo Trace

    72
  46. 24
    Up 87
    Down 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    63
  47. 46
    Up 11
    Down 21
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    Midleton

    42
  48. 22
    Up 56
    Down 37
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    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    67
  49. 29
    Up 25
    Down 21
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    Redbreast

    56
  50. 34
    Up 41
    Down 66
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    Seagram 7

    52
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