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The Best Tasting Whiskey 

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Originally by Ranker Community
Updated September 1, 2019 48.6k votes 9k voters 422.9k views 64 items

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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Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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The Macallan distillery ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Buffalo Trace Distillery... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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The Glenlivet distillery... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Johnnie Walker Black Lab... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label
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Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Glenmorangie distillery ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Johnny Walker Blue Label... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label
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Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew
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Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blanton's
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Jameson Distillery Reser... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve
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Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Old Bushmills Distillery... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack
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Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses