Alcohol The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands  

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If you’re a liquor enthusiast, here are a few bottles to add to your collection! If you’ve ever asked the question, “What are the best top shelf alcohol brands?” you’ve definitely come to the right place! This list includes only the top of the line, more expensive brands of liquor for the sophisticated pallet, including: Pravda, Martini & Rossi, Hennessy, Jim Beam (Black), Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Patron, Glenlivet, Appleton Estate, Cruzan, and Tanqueray. While not necessarily affordable alcohol, these brands are great for a fancy party. From vodka to rum to whiskey to tequila, it's all here for you to browse! 

Top Shelf liquor includes only the best ones available; the term “top shelf” was derived from the fact that grocery and liquor stores only put these more expensive, higher-quality liquors on the top of the shelf in order to prevent people from stealing them. Middle and bottom-line products are usually not placed on the top. Because of its supreme quality, liquor in this category typically costs a lot more than traditional liquors and is usually not intended for every day drinking. Most of the time people only pull bottles like these out for special occasions.

Just remember that you truly get what you pay for! Alcohol in this category usually doesn’t have that “bite” that most others have; the ingredients are higher-quality, and the aging process can be different as well. Nevertheless, if you're looking for some fancy hard alcohol with a great taste, this list will guide you in the right direction.

Vote up your favorite alcohols below to determine the best top shelf liquor! 

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Patrón is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,234 613
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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710 412
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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659 399
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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755 476
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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589 362
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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548 354
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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411 253
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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523 363
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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640 472
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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436 299
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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351 258
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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343 252
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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502 419
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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321 240
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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329 275
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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411 388
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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319 314
Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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299 294
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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197 238
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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260 331
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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180 231
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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191 267
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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136 193
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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186 282
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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148 231
Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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139 227
Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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120 212
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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116 214
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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106 213
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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76 158
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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74 195
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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67 186
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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68 192
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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68 196
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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50 174
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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53 189
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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46 177
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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44 183
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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40 178
360 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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37 170
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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37 171
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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33 170
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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21 136
Kishmishi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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Loch Dhu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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