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. 12
    Up 127
    Down 57
    Strathspey More
    80
  3. 10
    Up 122
    Down 51
    84
  4. 16
    Up 55
    Down 36
    72
  5. 32
    Up 37
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    51
  6. 37
    Up 16
    Down 26

    Blackadder

    46
  7. 35
    Up 28
    Down 20
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    Blanton's

    47
  8. 25
    Up 34
    Down 16
    54
  9. 19
    Up 89
    Down 60

    Buffalo Trace

    70
  10. 14
    Up 122
    Down 73

    Bulleit Bourbon

    74
  11. 31
    Up 54
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    51
  12. 53
    Up 7
    Down 18
    No image

    Canadian Club

    34
  13. 46
    Up 6
    Down 11
    40
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  14. 54
    Up 5
    Down 14
    34
    added by: KawasakiMustang
  15. 48
    Up 7
    Down 9
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    Collingwood

    39
  16. 11
    Up 251
    Down 125

    Crown Royal

    83
  17. 20
    Up 58
    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Craig

    66
  18. 38
    Up 22
    Down 28

    Four Roses

    46
  19. 33
    Up 18
    Down 24
    Strathspey More
    47
  20. 7
    Up 137
    Down 49
    Strathspey More
    87
  21. 9
    Up 128
    Down 47
    Scottish Highlands More
    85
  22. 8
    Up 299
    Down 221

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  23. 36
    Up 28
    Down 28

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    46
  24. 24
    Up 63
    Down 40
    No image

    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    55
  25. 6
    Up 274
    Down 109
    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  26. 43
    Up 7
    Down 2
    No image
    42
    added by: nicolas.verret
  27. 18
    Up 111
    Down 142

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    71
  28. 13
    Up 173
    Down 98

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  29. 44
    Up 21
    Down 21
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue

    42
  30. 23
    Up 93
    Down 40
    No image

    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    60
  31. 2
    Up 200
    Down 97

    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  32. 26
    Up 18
    Down 26
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    53
  33. 39
    Up 12
    Down 25

    Longrow

    45
  34. 1
    Up 373
    Down 184
    99
  35. 42
    Up 16
    Down 21
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    Midleton

    42
  36. 21
    Up 67
    Down 30
    Scottish Highlands More
    66
  37. 17
    Up 88
    Down 57
    Northern Ireland More
    71
  38. 40
    Up 20
    Down 28
    45
  39. 45
    Up 15
    Down 12
    40
    added by: BigRedSkye
  40. 30
    Up 18
    Down 9
    51
    added by: RKramden59
  41. 28
    Up 30
    Down 24
    No image

    Redbreast

    51
  42. 29
    Up 45
    Down 70
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seagram 7

    51
  43. 52
    Up 11
    Down 9
    No image

    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    35
    added by: cbf237
  44. 55
    Up 1
    Down 4

    Speyburn 10 year old

    24
    added by: DS12
  45. 34
    Up 17
    Down 7
    Scottish Highlands More
    47
  46. 5
    Up 175
    Down 75
    Strathspey More
    91
  47. 51
    Up 4
    Down 8
    No image
    36
    added by: fix8ed
  48. 4
    Up 175
    Down 73
    Strathspey More
    94
  49. 22
    Up 81
    Down 48

    Tullamore Dew

    65
  50. 27
    Up 56
    Down 35
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    52
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