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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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1,387 561
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,094 470
Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,035 451
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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982 485
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ciroc

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607 355
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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511 295
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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522 308
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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468 278
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
wiabux added Belvedere

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404 263
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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499 360
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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340 226
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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402 284
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Gentleman Jack

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287 183
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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279 186
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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268 182
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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396 324
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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236 174
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
kaylive added 1800

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250 213
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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303 299
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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229 217
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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243 250
Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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197 241
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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152 179
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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130 167
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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142 193
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
dj.promail17 added Goldschläger

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146 212
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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121 172
Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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109 165
Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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92 161
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
carlybobarly added Old Bushmills Distillery

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92 162
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Chopin

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83 153
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Reposado

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79 161
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Cruzan

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51 106
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Garret Hoffman added Drambuie

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62 148
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

The Best Rum Brands

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53 142
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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50 137
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Plymouth Gin

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44 138
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ron Zacapa

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50 154
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Meyer's

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38 129
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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38 137
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Corazón De Agave

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31 123
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Jewel of Russia

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30 127
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Hiram Walker

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30 129
360 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
360

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12 79
Kishmishi is listed (or ranked) 45 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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23 126
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Kirk & Sweeney

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23 126
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Santa Theresa

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11 86
Loch Dhu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
S Raven Diamant added Loch Dhu