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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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1,099 472
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,287 699
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,129 517
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
814 472
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
670 349
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
682 356
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,072 516
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,197 874
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
543 300
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

10
723 412
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

11
433 260
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
413 246
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
556 292
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
452 257
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

15
518 563
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
329 248
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
296 234
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
455 236
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
289 259
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
283 178
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
229 214
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Dutch Beers

22
265 202
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
147 180
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
394 284
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
296 155
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
270 199
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
250 157
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
218 159
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

29
242 142
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

30
198 349
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

31
221 101
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

32
314 227
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

33
144 176
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
169 312
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

35
20 19
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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134 103
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
154 159
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
116 143
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
94 140
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
128 146
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

41
79 76
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
49 166
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

43
67 147
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
104 110
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
90 122
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
54 155
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
61 159
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
50 161
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
34 160
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

50
26 157
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder