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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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1,096 470
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,284 696
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,128 516
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
810 471
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
670 348
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
682 355
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,069 515
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,196 872
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
542 299
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

10
721 411
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

11
432 260
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
412 246
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
552 292
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
451 256
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

15
517 562
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
328 248
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
295 233
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
455 235
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
289 258
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
283 177
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
229 213
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Dutch Beers

22
265 201
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
146 180
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
393 283
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
295 154
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
270 198
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
250 156
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
218 158
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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242 141
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

30
198 348
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

31
221 100
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

32
314 226
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

33
144 175
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
169 311
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

35
20 18
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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134 102
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
153 159
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
116 142
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
94 139
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
128 145
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

41
79 75
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
49 165
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

43
67 146
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
104 109
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
90 121
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
54 154
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
61 158
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
50 160
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