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The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands 

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Updated June 14, 2019 8.5k votes 2.9k voters 89.8k views 59 items
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 rum brands?” you’ve definitely come to the right place! This list includes only the top of the line, more expensive brands of rum for the sophisticated pallet, including: Bacardi, Rhum Barbancourt, House of Angostura, Brugal, Havana Club, Four Square, Montecristo and Neisson. 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, rum that falls in this category typically costs a lot more than traditional liquors; it’s 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.
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Carúpano Legendar... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Néstor Luis González added Carúpano Legendario
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Santa Theresa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Santa Theresa
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Diplomatico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Diplomatico
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Cacique 500 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Néstor Luis González added Cacique 500
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Pampero Selección... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Néstor Luis González added Pampero Selección 1938
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Appleton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Appleton
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Mount Gay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Mount Gay
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Captain Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Captain Morgan
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Bacardi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
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Flor De Cana Gran is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Flor De Cana Gran
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Kraken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Kraken
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Brugal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
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Havana Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
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Zacapa Centenario XO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
charlieabel added Zacapa Centenario XO
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Roble Extra Añejo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Néstor Luis González added Roble Extra Añejo
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Barcelo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Barcelo
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Cruzan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Cruzan
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Ron Centenario is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Ron Centenario
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Matusalem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Matusalem
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Zaya Gran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Zaya Gran
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El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
El Dorado
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Gosling’s is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Gosling’s
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Ron Abuelo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Ron Abuelo
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Plantation Grande is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands
Plantation Grande
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Rhum Barbancourt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Top Shelf Rum Brands