Drinks The Best American Whiskey  

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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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194 72
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Four Roses

2
204 89
Blantons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Blantons

3
194 86
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Kentucky

4
221 117
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Whiskey

5
144 64
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Raymond Corbitt added

6
156 87
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Whiskey

7
122 76
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Bulleit

8
125 81
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Wild Turkey

9
186 142
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Tennessee

10
68 54
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye

11
105 107
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Whiskey

12
57 48
Whistle Pig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Whistle Pig

13
52 52
Old Forester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Forester

14
74 92
Evan Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Evan Williams

15
44 56
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Whiskey
George Dickel

16
31 48
Noah's Mill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Noah's Mill

17
29 53
Stranahan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Stranahan's

18
30 56
Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Rebel Yell

19
28 58
Ezra Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ezra Brooks

20
34 69
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Seagram's Seven Crown

21
18 45
Widow Jane 8 Year is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Widow Jane 8 Year

22
20 51
Kentucky Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kentucky Gentleman

23
17 46
Town Branch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Town Branch

24
23 63
Midnight Moon Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Midnight Moon Moonshine

25
19 55
Ole Smoky Distillery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ole Smoky Distillery

26
16 56
Old Crow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Whiskey

27
11 44
Widow Jane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane

28
14 57
Kessler's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kessler's

29
13 59
Early Times is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Early Times

30
7 44
Widow Jane Rye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane Rye

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8 51
Old Charter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Charter