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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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848 391
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,133 620
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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988 439
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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694 414
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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931 432
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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591 300
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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573 294
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,066 761
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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634 353
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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477 259
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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383 221
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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352 215
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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461 252
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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365 220
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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455 484
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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291 217
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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400 195
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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236 200
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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281 201
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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255 220
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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237 148
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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207 180
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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244 177
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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126 159
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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332 242
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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216 131
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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213 168
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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196 132
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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171 138
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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207 115
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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177 301
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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124 150
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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149 264
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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154 64
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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134 132
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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106 79
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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93 120
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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78 113
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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107 119
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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43 140
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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56 121
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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47 55
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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72 96
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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79 88
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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47 129
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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54 131
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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25 129
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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31 133
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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42 135
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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28 73
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet