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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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1,335 576
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,502 786
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
967 538
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,300 605
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
778 411
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
790 421
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,239 596
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,397 990
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
849 481
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
605 359
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
481 301
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
639 344
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
454 289
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
529 293
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
621 625
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
356 272
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
358 289
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
525 279
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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325 299
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
332 211
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
248 255
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
376 186
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
162 210
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
283 239
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
464 329
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
333 236
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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291 193
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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258 191
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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312 136
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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292 169
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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212 361
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
221 405
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
164 211
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
337 264
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

35
48 50
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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156 137
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
138 175
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
166 192
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

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103 169
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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146 177
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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100 104
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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51 194
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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71 176
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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123 139
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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106 148
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
64 180
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
32 181
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

48
55 188
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
65 184
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
53 134
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet