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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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1,378 560
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,084 469
Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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1,028 451
Crown Royal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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975 485
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ciroc

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602 355
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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509 295
Don Julio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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518 308
Maker's Mark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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467 277
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
wiabux added Belvedere

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401 262
Bombay Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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498 359
Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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339 225
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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400 284
Gentleman Jack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Gentleman Jack

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286 182
Woodford Reserve is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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278 185
The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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266 182
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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394 323
Absolut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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234 174
1800 Tequila is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
kaylive added 1800

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250 212
Knob Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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301 299
Jim Beam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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229 216
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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196 240
Wild Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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152 178
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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130 166
Pappy Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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141 193
Goldschläger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
dj.promail17 added Goldschläger

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146 211
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

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

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

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91 160
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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81 153
Reposado is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Reposado

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51 105
Drambuie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Garret Hoffman added Drambuie

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78 161
Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Cruzan

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62 147
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

The Best Rum Brands

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53 141
Korbel Champagne Cellars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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49 136
Plymouth Gin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Plymouth Gin

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50 153
Meyer's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Meyer's

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43 138
Ron Zacapa Centenario is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Ron Zacapa

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38 128
Bruichladdich distillery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands

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37 137
Corazón De Agave is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Corazón De Agave

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30 123
Jewel of Russia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Jewel of Russia

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30 128
360 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
360

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29 127
Hiram Walker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Hiram Walker

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12 78
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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23 125
Kirk & Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Kirk & Sweeney

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22 125
Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
Santa Theresa

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11 85
Loch Dhu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Top Shelf Alcohol Brands
S Raven Diamant added Loch Dhu