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

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Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
wiabux added Belvedere

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Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Gentleman Jack

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Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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

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

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

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

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1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
kaylive added 1800

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Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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

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Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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

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Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
dj.promail17 added Goldschläger

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Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

The Best Top-Shelf Tequila Brands

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Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Reposado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Reposado

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

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Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
carlybobarly added Old Bushmills Distillery

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Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Cruzan

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Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Garret Hoffman added Drambuie

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Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Plymouth Gin

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

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

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

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Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Corazón De Agave

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Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Hiram Walker

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Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Jewel of Russia

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360 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
360

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Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Santa Theresa

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Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Kirk & Sweeney

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Kishmishi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
ObaidullahHashimi added Kishmishi Afghanistan people making this alcohol from Raisins and it does not have any botel they sell it in plastic 

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