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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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1,111 476
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

2
1,298 700
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

3
1,134 520
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

4
821 474
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

5
671 351
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

6
686 358
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

7
1,080 518
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

8
1,210 877
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

9
546 300
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

10
726 412
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Black Label

11
435 260
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

12
413 247
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

13
557 293
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

14
453 258
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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15
522 565
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

16
330 249
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

17
296 235
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

18
457 237
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Johnny Walker Blue Label

19
291 260
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

20
286 179
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jameson Distillery Reserve

21
229 215
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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22
265 203
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

23
147 181
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

24
396 285
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

25
297 156
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

26
271 200
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Four Roses

27
250 158
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

28
218 160
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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245 142
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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199 350
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

31
225 101
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

32
316 228
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

33
144 177
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Redbreast

34
170 313
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

35
20 20
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tullamore Dew

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36
134 104
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

37
154 160
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki

38
118 144
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

39
94 141
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

40
128 147
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

41
49 167
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

42
79 77
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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43
67 148
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

44
104 111
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

45
90 123
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

46
54 156
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Jacquin's Rock & Rye

47
61 160
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

48
50 162
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

49
34 161
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Longrow

50
26 158
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Blackadder