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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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1,434 764
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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915 520
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,241 583
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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744 392
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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765 402
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,186 572
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,330 956
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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804 459
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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580 345
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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461 290
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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438 275
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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605 329
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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499 281
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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580 611
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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333 261
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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346 278
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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505 262
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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312 287
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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320 200
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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240 241
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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277 225
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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155 199
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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347 174
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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441 318
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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307 222
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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274 178
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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241 178
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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283 125
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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273 160
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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213 382
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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198 342
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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158 196
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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329 250
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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40 38
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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146 126
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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163 180
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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131 164
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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99 160
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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141 165
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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92 95
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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50 185
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

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68 168
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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117 133
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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100 141
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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64 173
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

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32 173
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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64 177
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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53 181
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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35 178
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow