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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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1,420 602
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,553 815
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,004 558
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,338 634
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
801 422
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
810 437
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,272 619
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,441 1,024
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
884 500
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
628 370
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
494 314
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
565 302
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
469 298
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
666 360
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
652 648
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
368 281
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
365 296
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
543 288
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
332 308
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
347 218
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
408 189
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
251 264
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
166 217
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
288 245
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
483 346
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
346 248
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
303 198
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
269 197
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

29
340 143
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

30
309 176
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

31
217 376
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
229 423
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
59 58
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

34
170 219
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
345 271
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

36
164 147
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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37
146 184
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
174 201
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

39
108 176
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
156 181
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added

41
109 110
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
53 201
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

43
73 183
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
126 147
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added

45
113 157
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added

46
66 187
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
69 189
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
33 188
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

49
57 194
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
38 190
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow