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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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1,244 528
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,268 582
Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,145 572
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ciroc

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647 375
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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614 364
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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707 441
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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540 333
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
wiabux added Belvedere

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505 327
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Gentleman Jack

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483 328
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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597 433
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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363 232
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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407 276
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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320 232
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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324 236
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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472 385
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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293 220
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
kaylive added 1800

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310 252
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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375 357
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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280 274
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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296 295
Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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241 297
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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182 223
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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164 212
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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173 242
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
dj.promail17 added Goldschläger

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174 259
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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141 211
Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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135 205
Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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118 182
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Reposado

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112 199
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
carlybobarly added Old Bushmills Distillery

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111 199
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Chopin

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96 198
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Cruzan

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69 145
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Garret Hoffman added Drambuie

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67 179
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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69 184
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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65 183
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Meyer's

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60 173
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Plymouth Gin

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46 162
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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50 174
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ron Zacapa

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42 164
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Hiram Walker

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42 171
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Corazón De Agave

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36 159
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Jewel of Russia

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36 164
360 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
360

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31 159
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Kirk & Sweeney

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31 159
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Santa Theresa

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18 121
Loch Dhu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
S Raven Diamant added Loch Dhu

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18 122
Kishmishi is listed (or ranked) 48 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