Drinks The Best Tasting Whiskey  

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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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1,620 666
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,671 899
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,095 611
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,468 702
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
863 451
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
879 468
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,372 686
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,556 1,105
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
959 542
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
693 396
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
535 338
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
642 328
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
508 316
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
723 390
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
704 703
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
410 304
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
392 310
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
595 306
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
360 324
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
374 234
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
472 198
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
270 278
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
179 229
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
306 260
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
518 377
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey