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These are the best American whiskey brands, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best American whiskey brands come in many forms. Some good American whiskey brands use barley to distill their spirits while other top American whiskies use rye. A few of the best American whiskey brands are delicious when consumed neat and others are great for mixers.

What companies will you find on this best American whiskey brands list? Jack Daniel's, distilled in the great state of Tennessee, is one of the most popular American whiskey manufacturers on the market. Fun Fact: the Jack Daniel's distillery is actually located in a dry county, so the product is not available in stores in the region. Wild Turkey is another delicious American whiskey.

Kentucky's own Maker's Mark whiskey is packaged with its iconic sealed wax adding to its shelf appeal. Other good companies on this top American whiskey brands list include Jim Beam, Rebel Yell and Knob Creek.

Do you have a favorite American-made whiskey? Let your voice be heard by giving the best brands a thumbs up and please add any good American whiskies you think belong on this list that you don't see already listed!
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Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Four Roses

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165 69
Blantons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Blantons

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173 103
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Whiskey

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112 55
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Raymond Corbitt added Buffalo Trace Distillery

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136 75
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Woodford Reserve Kentucky

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125 72
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Whiskey

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99 56
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Bulleit

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147 119
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Tennessee

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97 73
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Wild Turkey

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42 37
Whistle Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Whistle Pig

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48 45
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye

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79 94
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Whiskey

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41 44
Old Forester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Forester

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62 80
Evan Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Evan Williams

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34 46
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Whiskey
George Dickel

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26 40
Noah's Mill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Noah's Mill

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21 46
Stranahan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Stranahan's

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22 48
Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Rebel Yell

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15 37
Widow Jane 8 Year is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Widow Jane 8 Year

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23 53
Ezra Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ezra Brooks

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15 39
Town Branch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Town Branch

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25 59
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Seagram's Seven Crown

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14 44
Kentucky Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kentucky Gentleman

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18 56
Midnight Moon Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Midnight Moon Moonshine

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13 49
Ole Smoky Distillery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ole Smoky Distillery

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9 38
Widow Jane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane

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12 48
Old Crow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Whiskey

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10 49
Kessler's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kessler's

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9 52
Early Times is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Early Times

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5 37
Widow Jane Rye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane Rye

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5 45
Old Charter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Charter