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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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1,304 565
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,474 779
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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946 534
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,277 596
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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764 405
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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782 415
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,222 587
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,377 974
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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832 475
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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594 356
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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471 299
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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448 285
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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623 340
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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512 290
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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604 621
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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344 270
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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354 286
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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520 272
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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321 295
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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328 208
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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245 251
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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281 235
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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159 207
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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361 184
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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456 328
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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320 233
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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280 190
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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247 188
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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301 133
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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287 167
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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209 355
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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218 399
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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161 206
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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333 260
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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46 47
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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150 133
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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166 188
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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135 171
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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102 167
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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144 174
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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97 102
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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51 192
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

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69 174
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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120 139
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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102 147
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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64 179
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

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32 179
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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65 182
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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55 186
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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52 132
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet