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List Rules 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.
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Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,123 612
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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973 435
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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688 408
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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916 429
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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587 298
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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566 293
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,055 757
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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630 351
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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475 258
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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379 220
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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349 214
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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457 251
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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357 217
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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452 483
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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290 216
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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398 195
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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279 199
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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234 199
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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251 219
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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235 148
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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206 179
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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243 176
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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126 158
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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331 241
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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207 130
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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210 167
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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193 132
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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169 136
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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206 115
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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177 300
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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123 149
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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148 263
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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149 62
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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106 78
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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133 131
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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93 119
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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77 112
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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106 117
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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43 139
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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56 120
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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79 85
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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71 93
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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44 54
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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47 128
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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54 130
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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25 128
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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31 132
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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42 133
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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26 70
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet