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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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1,642 671
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
2
1,688 904
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
3
1,108 614
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
4
1,483 707
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
5
871 453
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
6
886 470
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
7
1,382 691
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
8
1,570 1,114
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
9
967 548
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label
10
699 397
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
11
540 340
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
12
650 331
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
13
514 317
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
14
728 393
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
15
712 708
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
16
415 306
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
17
396 311
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
18
599 309
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label
19
361 325
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
20
376 235
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve
21
482 198
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
22
273 278
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
23
180 229
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
24
306 260
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
25
525 380
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey