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

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1,204 645
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,041 464
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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745 434
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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626 319
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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985 464
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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608 313
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,108 806
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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667 373
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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496 277
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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401 238
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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376 227
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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492 265
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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401 234
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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476 514
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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305 228
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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422 211
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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255 211
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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268 233
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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252 158
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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214 192
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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250 187
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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133 167
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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358 253
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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254 137
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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233 177
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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210 142
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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188 146
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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221 125
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

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187 318
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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295 213
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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134 160
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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158 281
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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178 80
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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120 88
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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142 141
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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1 3
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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102 129
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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85 124
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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116 131
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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46 149
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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60 131
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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61 63
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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92 96
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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77 108
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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51 140
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

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59 142
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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26 140
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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33 143
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

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45 144
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey