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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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1,150 502
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,331 726
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,158 534
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
841 490
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
693 360
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
706 369
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,098 532
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,238 898
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
742 421
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
556 308
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
442 265
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
419 252
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
564 302
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
461 265
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

15
533 583
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
335 253
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
306 241
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
466 244
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
297 266
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
296 184
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
230 220
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Fantasy Authors

22
267 208
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
149 185
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
310 160
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
403 295
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
282 202
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
256 161
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
226 163
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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251 146
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

30
200 357
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

31
237 108
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

32
319 234
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

33
178 321
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

34
146 181
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
22 24
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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137 107
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
156 163
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
121 148
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
97 145
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
129 153
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

41
49 170
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
81 80
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

43
67 152
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
105 117
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
90 127
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
54 160
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
51 166
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
61 164
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
34 164
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

50
26 161
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder