Brands 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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1,644 683
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,295 553
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,324 616
Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,188 592
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ciroc

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670 395
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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637 377
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

8
729 455
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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556 346
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
wiabux added

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520 337
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Gentleman Jack

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507 339
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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386 239
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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618 451
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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424 284
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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335 245
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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488 398
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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330 242
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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305 227
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
kaylive added

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319 261
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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393 369
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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310 305
Tanqueray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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289 286
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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250 315
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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188 232
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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173 222
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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185 254
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
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181 271
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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147 222
Appleton Estate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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124 189
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Reposado

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136 216
Martini & Rossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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115 207
Old Bushmills Distillery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
carlybobarly added

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114 207
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Chopin

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102 207
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Cruzan

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72 151
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Garret Hoffman added

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71 190
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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68 185
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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63 182
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Plymouth Gin

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65 192
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Meyer's

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49 169
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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53 182
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ron Zacapa

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45 172
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Hiram Walker

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43 180
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Corazón De Agave

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40 172
360 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
360

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36 166
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Kirk & Sweeney

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36 167
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Jewel of Russia

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33 166
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Santa Theresa

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21 131
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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19 127
Loch Dhu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
S Raven Diamant added Loch Dhu