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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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1,357 581
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,516 793
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
976 544
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,311 612
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
786 413
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
796 426
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,249 603
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,404 1,004
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
859 489
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
609 363
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
485 305
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
459 291
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
646 347
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
535 295
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
629 636
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
358 275
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
361 292
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
531 283
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
328 302
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
338 213
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
386 186
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
249 258
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
164 212
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
285 241
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
469 333
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
337 241
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
295 196
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
260 195
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

29
320 138
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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30
295 172
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

31
213 368
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
224 412
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
53 53
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

34
166 215
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
341 267
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

36
158 142
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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37
142 177
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
170 194
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

39
105 172
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
103 106
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

41
148 178
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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42
51 197
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

43
71 179
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
124 143
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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45
107 151
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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46
64 183
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
32 184
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

48
66 185
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
55 190
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
37 186
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow