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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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1,249 545
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,423 761
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
907 519
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,230 581
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
760 400
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
739 392
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,179 570
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,327 952
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
799 458
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
578 345
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
457 289
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
437 274
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
602 328
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
497 281
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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15
577 610
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
346 277
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
332 261
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
502 261
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
310 286
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
318 199
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
240 240
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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22
276 224
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
154 199
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
344 174
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
439 316
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
306 220
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
271 178
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
240 177
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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276 125
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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271 159
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

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211 381
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
197 341
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
158 195
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
329 249
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

35
39 38
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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144 126
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
163 179
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
130 164
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
99 159
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
140 165
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

41
91 94
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
50 184
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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68 167
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
116 133
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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100 140
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
63 173
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
31 173
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

48
63 176
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
53 180
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
47 123
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet