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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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1,389 592
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,534 807
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
991 550
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,321 626
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
791 419
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
802 433
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,263 610
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,426 1,015
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
869 494
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
617 368
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
488 311
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
552 298
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
464 295
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
658 356
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
640 642
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
362 278
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
364 294
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
537 285
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
330 306
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
343 216
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
397 187
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
250 262
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
165 215
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
287 243
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
478 340
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
342 243
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
300 196
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
262 195
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

29
331 141
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

30
302 174
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

31
216 372
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
226 417
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
56 55
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

34
168 217
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
343 269
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

36
160 145
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added

37
145 181
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
173 198
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

39
106 174
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
152 179
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added

41
106 108
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
72 180
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

43
51 199
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
125 145
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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45
109 154
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added

46
65 185
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
68 187
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
32 186
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

49
56 192
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
37 188
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow