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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1,328 567
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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1,212 604
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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687 405
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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646 389
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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743 465
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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567 353
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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534 345
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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397 244
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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516 349
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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623 461
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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427 289
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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342 250
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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335 246
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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494 406
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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311 233
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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324 266
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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401 377
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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315 309
Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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293 290
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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254 322
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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193 233
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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177 224
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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189 259
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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182 275
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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129 190
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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147 226
Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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137 221
Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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116 209
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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116 209
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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104 210
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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74 153
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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71 193
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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68 188
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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65 185
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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66 195
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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50 172
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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53 187
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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46 175
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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44 182
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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40 175
360 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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37 168
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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36 169
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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33 168
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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21 134
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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