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
    Up 65
    Down 34
    Islay More
    75
  2. 12
    Up 108
    Down 49
    Strathspey More
    82
  3. 7
    Up 109
    Down 46

    ranked high on reranks
    Balvenie DoubleWood

    87
  4. 16
    Up 51
    Down 31

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Balvenie Founder’s Reserve

    74
  5. 31
    Up 33
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    56
  6. 43
    Up 12
    Down 25

    often listed
    Blackadder

    44
  7. 33
    Up 23
    Down 18
    No image

    Blanton's

    53
  8. 27
    Up 31
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Booker's

    58
  9. 18
    Up 79
    Down 55

    Buffalo Trace

    72
  10. 14
    Up 112
    Down 67

    Bulleit Bourbon

    76
  11. 34
    Up 47
    Down 81

    often listed &controversial
    Canadian Club

    52
  12. 51
    Up 6
    Down 15
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    32
  13. 40
    Up 5
    Down 10

    ranked high on reranks
    Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    46
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  14. 54
    Up 4
    Down 14
    24
    added by: KawasakiMustang
  15. 49
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Collingwood

    33
  16. 11
    Up 227
    Down 114

    Crown Royal

    85
  17. 22
    Up 53
    Down 51

    often listed
    Elijah Craig

    67
  18. 36
    Up 19
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Four Roses

    51
  19. 38
    Up 16
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    Glen Moray

    Strathspey More
    47
  20. 9
    Up 116
    Down 42
    Strathspey More
    86
  21. 8
    Up 116
    Down 41
    Scottish Highlands More
    87
  22. 10
    Up 259
    Down 196

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    85
  23. 42
    Up 25
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    45
  24. 21
    Up 56
    Down 37
    No image

    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    68
  25. 6
    Up 251
    Down 102

    ranked low on reranks
    Jameson Irish Whiskey

    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  26. 53
    Up 6
    Down 2
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Jefferson's

    30
    added by: nicolas.verret
  27. 20
    Up 101
    Down 134

    often listed &controversial
    Jim Beam

    70
  28. 13
    Up 159
    Down 92

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  29. 44
    Up 15
    Down 20
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue

    44
  30. 24
    Up 86
    Down 37
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    63
  31. 2
    Up 184
    Down 88

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Knob Creek

    98
  32. 30
    Up 17
    Down 24
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    56
  33. 39
    Up 11
    Down 24

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Longrow

    46
  34. 1
    Up 335
    Down 158

    ranked low on reranks
    Maker's Mark

    99
  35. 46
    Up 11
    Down 21
    No image

    often listed
    Midleton

    41
  36. 19
    Up 50
    Down 27
    Scottish Highlands More
    71
  37. 17
    Up 81
    Down 51
    Northern Ireland More
    73
  38. 41
    Up 18
    Down 27

    niche appeal
    Old Overholt

    46
  39. 52
    Up 11
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Pendelton

    31
    added by: BigRedSkye
  40. 25
    Up 17
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Pine Barrens

    59
    added by: RKramden59
  41. 28
    Up 25
    Down 21
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Redbreast

    58
  42. 35
    Up 41
    Down 66
    No image

    often listed &controversial
    Seagram 7

    51
  43. 48
    Up 8
    Down 6
    No image

    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    37
    added by: cbf237
  44. 50
    Up 0
    Down 3

    ranked high on reranks
    Speyburn 10 year old

    32
    added by: DS12
  45. 32
    Up 11
    Down 4
    Scottish Highlands More
    53
  46. 5
    Up 163
    Down 63

    ranked low on reranks
    The Glenlivet

    Strathspey More
    92
  47. 55
    Up 3
    Down 8
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    The Knot

    24
    added by: fix8ed
  48. 4
    Up 148
    Down 65

    ranked high on reranks
    The Macallan

    Strathspey More
    92
  49. 23
    Up 68
    Down 45

    Tullamore Dew

    67
  50. 26
    Up 48
    Down 32
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    59
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