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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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1,162 506
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,337 727
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,162 537
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
846 491
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
700 362
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
711 370
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,104 534
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,245 903
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
746 424
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
559 310
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
442 266
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
419 253
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
568 303
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
466 266
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Summer

15
536 584
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
335 255
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
309 242
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
468 246
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
297 268
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
296 186
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
230 221
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Fantasy Authors

22
268 209
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
149 186
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
313 161
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
407 296
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
286 203
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
257 162
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
227 164
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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253 147
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

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200 358
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

31
240 109
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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320 235
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

33
180 323
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

34
148 182
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
24 25
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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137 108
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
156 164
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
121 149
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
97 146
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
132 153
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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49 171
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
81 81
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

43
67 153
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
105 118
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
91 128
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
54 161
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
51 167
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
61 165
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
34 165
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

50
26 162
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder