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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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1,206 527
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,379 743
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,196 561
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
877 503
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
722 374
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
738 383
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,145 553
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,279 932
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
774 444
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

10
571 327
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

11
447 277
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
425 261
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
585 316
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
483 273
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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552 598
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
338 265
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
319 251
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
485 252
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

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302 276
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
303 193
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
236 229
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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22
271 216
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
152 192
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
327 167
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
421 304
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
295 211
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

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262 170
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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231 171
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Scotch Brands

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264 151
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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260 114
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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205 368
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

32
186 330
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

33
153 188
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
323 242
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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32 33
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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139 115
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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161 172
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
128 157
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
99 152
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
136 159
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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86 87
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
50 177
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

The Best Johnnie Walker Labels

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68 160
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
110 125
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
94 134
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
58 168
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
52 173
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
61 172
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
27 167
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder

50
34 172
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow