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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180 65
Four Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Four Roses

2
194 84
Blantons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Blantons

3
179 81
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Kentucky

4
207 113
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Whiskey

5
135 61
Buffalo Trace Distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Raymond Corbitt added

6
146 83
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Whiskey

7
116 71
Bulleit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Bulleit

8
117 78
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Wild Turkey

9
176 136
Jack Daniel's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Tennessee

10
62 51
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye

11
95 104
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Whiskey

12
49 46
Whistle Pig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Whistle Pig

13
48 50
Old Forester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Forester

14
71 91
Evan Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Evan Williams

15
39 55
George Dickel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Whiskey
George Dickel

16
28 47
Noah's Mill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Noah's Mill

17
25 53
Stranahan's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Stranahan's

18
26 56
Rebel Yell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Rebel Yell

19
27 58
Ezra Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ezra Brooks

20
17 43
Widow Jane 8 Year is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kate Kavanagh added Widow Jane 8 Year

21
28 67
Seagram's Seven Crown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Seagram's Seven Crown

22
16 45
Town Branch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Town Branch

23
16 51
Kentucky Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kentucky Gentleman

24
21 62
Midnight Moon Moonshine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Midnight Moon Moonshine

25
17 54
Ole Smoky Distillery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Ole Smoky Distillery

26
10 43
Widow Jane is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane

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14 55
Old Crow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Whiskey

28
13 54
Kessler's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Kessler's

29
12 58
Early Times is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Early Times

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6 43
Widow Jane Rye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Whiskey
christoentes added Widow Jane Rye

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6 50
Old Charter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Whiskey
Old Charter