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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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972 424
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,206 647
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,043 465
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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746 435
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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628 320
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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610 314
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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986 466
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,113 807
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
668 374
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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498 277
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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402 239
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
377 228
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
494 266
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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403 234
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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478 515
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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306 229
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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423 212
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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256 212
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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270 233
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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254 158
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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215 193
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
250 188
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
133 168
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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359 254
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
255 137
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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234 177
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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211 142
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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189 146
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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221 126
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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187 319
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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295 214
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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135 160
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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159 282
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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178 81
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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120 89
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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143 141
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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1 4
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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103 129
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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86 124
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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46 150
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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116 132
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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60 132
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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62 63
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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92 97
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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77 109
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
51 141
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
59 143
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
26 141
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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33 144
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

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45 145
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey