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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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1,490 629
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,591 844
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,036 577
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,385 655
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
817 433
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
830 447
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,312 640
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,481 1,051
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
912 511
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
655 377
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
504 323
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
594 311
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
690 370
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
479 304
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
668 667
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
382 289
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
371 301
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
565 294
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
341 310
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
356 222
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
435 193
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
255 270
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
168 223
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
294 253
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
494 358
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
358 255
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
314 202
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
277 203
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

29
362 150
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

30
322 182
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

31
234 432
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
222 387
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
63 62
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

34
174 222
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
348 275
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

36
172 150
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added

37
148 187
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
176 205
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

39
108 180
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
164 184
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added

41
117 114
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
77 186
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

43
54 203
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
135 152
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added

45
116 159
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added

46
66 190
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
60 194
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
34 189
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

49
98 66
Bulleit Rye Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
ruggedstud added Bulleit Rye Whiskey

50
69 191
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey