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

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1,161 626
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,004 447
Jameson Irish Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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710 424
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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945 443
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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604 308
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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586 303
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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1,082 776
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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643 360
Johnnie Walker Black Label is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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483 267
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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390 227
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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364 219
Balvenie DoubleWood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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473 256
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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376 225
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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460 496
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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295 221
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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406 200
Johnny Walker Blue Label is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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241 205
Elijah Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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285 206
Tullamore Dew is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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258 225
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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242 151
Jameson Distillery Reserve is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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209 184
Ardbeg distillery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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248 180
Oban distillery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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129 162
Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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339 249
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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223 134
Blanton's is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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216 172
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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198 135
Basil Hayden's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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176 142
Booker's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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210 119
Single Barrel Jack Daniels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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180 307
Canadian Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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153 271
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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124 154
Redbreast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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157 69
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
RichardBeecher added Gentleman Jack

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110 82
Laphroaig distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
tore-einarsson-lian added Laphroaig distillery

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136 135
Yamazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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95 123
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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82 116
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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111 123
Pendelton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
BigRedSkye added Pendelton

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44 143
Loch Lomond distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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57 124
Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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52 58
Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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83 90
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
lostshadow added George Dickel #12

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73 99
Jefferson's is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
nicolas.verret added Jefferson's

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48 132
Jacquin's Rock & Rye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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26 132
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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55 134
New Midleton Distillery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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32 136
Longrow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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43 138
Old Overholt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey

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29 76
Black Velvet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tasting Whiskey
Tom Derr added Black Velvet