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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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1,014 440
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,226 665
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,068 476
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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762 449
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
623 322
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,007 477
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
638 328
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,136 823
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
677 387
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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506 284
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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411 244
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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383 233
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
509 273
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
415 238
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
489 525
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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311 235
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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429 219
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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267 219
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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274 241
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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263 164
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
218 199
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
254 193
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
135 172
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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368 262
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
267 143
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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247 182
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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218 147
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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197 151
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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225 131
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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188 326
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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298 218
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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137 164
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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189 88
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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161 291
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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124 94
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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5 8
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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147 148
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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106 135
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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89 128
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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120 136
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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47 153
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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70 66
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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62 135
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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95 102
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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81 113
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
51 145
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
59 147
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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46 149
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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26 145
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

50
33 148
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow