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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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920 411
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,172 636
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,020 453
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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724 426
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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956 450
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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594 307
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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609 313
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,090 786
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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650 365
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

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488 270
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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395 230
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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370 221
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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479 260
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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388 228
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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465 503
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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299 223
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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410 205
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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246 208
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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290 208
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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264 228
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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247 154
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

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211 186
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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250 182
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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132 163
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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344 250
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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231 136
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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222 174
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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201 138
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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180 144
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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214 120
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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182 313
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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128 156
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

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154 275
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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161 73
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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116 84
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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140 137
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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99 125
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

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83 119
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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46 145
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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113 126
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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60 126
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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55 60
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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88 92
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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73 103
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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50 135
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

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57 137
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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26 136
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

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33 139
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

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44 141
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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29 80
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet