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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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1,433 605
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,561 817
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,009 559
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
1,346 635
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
805 422
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
814 437
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,278 622
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,448 1,030
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
891 501
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
632 372
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
494 315
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
572 304
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
470 299
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
671 362
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

15
654 653
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
373 282
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
366 297
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
549 288
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
334 308
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
350 219
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
416 190
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
251 265
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
166 218
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
289 247
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
484 347
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
349 249
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
304 199
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
271 198
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

29
345 144
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

30
313 176
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
cbf237 added Single Barrel Jack Daniels

31
218 377
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
229 424
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
59 59
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

34
170 221
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

35
345 272
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

36
165 148
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
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37
146 184
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

38
175 202
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

39
108 177
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
157 181
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added

41
109 111
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
53 202
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

43
73 184
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
128 148
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added

45
114 157
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added

46
66 187
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
69 189
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
33 188
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

49
57 194
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

50
38 190
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow