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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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1,266 551
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,440 768
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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921 522
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,244 586
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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748 394
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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770 404
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,193 573
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,337 957
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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806 461
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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581 346
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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463 291
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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439 276
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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605 331
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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501 283
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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583 611
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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335 262
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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347 279
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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507 263
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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313 288
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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320 202
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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241 242
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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277 227
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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156 200
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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348 177
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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441 320
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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307 224
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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274 181
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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242 180
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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285 125
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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275 160
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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213 384
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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199 345
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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158 198
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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329 251
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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41 39
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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147 127
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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163 181
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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132 165
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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100 161
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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141 167
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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93 96
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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51 186
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

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68 169
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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118 133
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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100 142
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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64 174
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

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32 174
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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64 178
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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53 182
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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49 125
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet