Top Shelf Guide to Cocktailing: Educational Subscription Box

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Top Shelf’s Guide to Cocktailing is the perfect mix of educational content, quality products, and a welcoming community. And did we mention mouthwateringly unique cocktails?!

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Your first box ships right away, and then is scheduled monthly. We’ll charge you each month when it’s on the way.


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What Included?

Every monthly subscription box includes:

👉 Top Shelf products from bitters to moonshine to expand your at-home bar

👉 Quality bar tools exclusively provided by Fifth and Vermouth

👉 Mixers that take your vodka sodas from blah to mind-blowing  

👉 Garnishes that embellish the flavour profiles of each new cocktail you create

👉 Locally crafted goodies that are inspired by the beautiful Heart of Lanark

👉 “Guide to Cocktailing” monthly magazine that is sure to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to be the best, most confident host

👉 Access to an exclusive Top Shelf Community group where you will be the first to hear of new product launches, sales, discount codes, and more!

⭐️ You’ll also be doing your good deed! A percentage of proceeds will go to our charity of the month!


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06 January 2022
Larry H.
Canada Canada

Subscription Box

Very good. We have enjoyed learning about cocktails and how to use bar tools.

04 January 2022
Canada Canada

Cocktailing guide

When subscribing I thought there might be more alcohol and bitters products. The cocktail tools in the kits were good quality, but I already had most of them. I thought it was a little pricey for what I received.

04 January 2022
Dan O.
Canada Canada

Really well thought out.

The boxes are extremely well thought out. Can't beat it really on that end. Little pricey though. Hard to justify long term for us.

28 December 2021
Canada Canada


The subscription boxes have been a really fun way to get into making cocktails. The recipes are always delicious, and we love that they highlight local goodies.

13 December 2021
Dawne D.
Canada Canada

Always awesome!

The Top Shelf subscription boxes NEVER disappoint! Love the surprises in every package; the value of the contents is substantial, and the recipes alone are worth every dime. A definite ‘must have’ in my bar!!

16 November 2021

So much fun!!!

Before I wrote my review I thought I would add up the total of my first box (that I just received) if I were to buy each item separately and speak to that first and foremost because I think most people wonder if the price is well reflected in the items received. The answer to that is yes, I don't know the exact price of some specially produced curated items (and I won't spoil the surprise) but my estimate is that full price of those items together would equal to about the $99.95+taxe and that does not count the charity supported. So if I can buy all the items myself why bother, especially since I could choose items more desirable to me. Well, some of the items were completely new to me and I would not know about these products or know to put them together the way they were and that is why it's so much fun! The surprise and effort in the combination had value. Personally I loved every item in the box, so much so that it's inspired me to look up some of these great things (in particular the delicious mix) and I've bought some of them online... Talk about win win with the businesses they partner with. I absolutely loved the first box, I recommend it and I can't wait to get the next one!!!

04 November 2021
Dawne D.

Best gift to myself ever!

These boxes are fun, fascinating, interactive and VERY generous with the various items necessary to make the cocktails described. The bartending items are terrific quality, the recipe cards are beautiful and the recipes themselves are easy to prepare and delicious to drink. And let’s not forget the great ‘mystery’ gifts! Of all the subscription boxes I receive, this is the one I look forward to the most. Keep it up Top Shelf!!!!!

04 November 2021
Garrett K.

Great work y'all

Very very great

25 October 2021

The box had everything I needed to make the perfect drinks!!

Loved it!! Ease of ordering, came right to me.

03 October 2021
Canada Canada

Fun, tasty, educational

The order ships every month on time with no issues. Each month I'm presented with high quality tools, and entertaining educational videos. The local "extra" every month is always a surprise and I've enjoyed being exposed to products I didn't know existed. 8 boxes in, and this has become a monthly tradition that gathers the members of my household together for a bit of time together.

02 June 2021


I am not big on subscription boxes, but this one is amazing! I love the educational aspect to the box and it is not just about learning how to mix drinks. There is such a wealth of knowledge provided in the history of bartending, the tools, even the cocktail ingredients. So much fun! I get so excited each month waiting for my box to arrive to see what I am going to learn about next!

31 May 2021

So much fun!

Really great opportunity if your new to the mixology world! These amazing kits have everything you need to help make yourself and someone else the most fantastic variety of drinks! A great way to start showing off your new cocktail making abilities. You have got to collect them all! My partner and I can't wait each month to create these drinks together with surprise!

17 May 2021
Barbara B.

Amazing and Truly Enjoyable

I have been buying TS products for a while and loving them. I decided to try the monthly subscription and was amazed what I got when I opened the box. The fact that they are not just selling a product but all of what it entails, the history of drinks, the bar tools, while supporting local and Canadian businesses. I am so excited for when I can share my cocktail hour with my girlfriends when is it finally safe to do so.. Thanks Top Shelf, Barb

02 April 2021
Dawne D.

So much awesomeness!!

Having been a Top Shelf fan for some time, I didn’t think twice about signing on to the subscription boxes - and I was not disappointed! It’s Christmas and my birthday every month!!! I expected “special”, but these are beyond that. If you have any interest at all in craft cocktails or the art of bar tending - or even if you just want to the be the mixology ‘rock star’ in your kitchen - this box is for you. Come to think of’s for every-and-anyone who enjoys that little ‘extra’ in their adult beverages. Add great customer service and you have the perfect recipe :-) THANK YOU TOPSHELF!

17 March 2021
Patti K.

Outside of the box

I really stepped out of my routine by purchasing this for myself. I have received two boxes so far and I’m delighted with the imagination and ingenuity not to mention quality of this subscription. I’m so happy to support a craft distillery. Most of all I enjoy the quality of items received. Customer service and support are outstanding. I had a blip of an issue with Canada Post. It was also refreshing to receive an email prior to the arrival of the 2nd box making sure I knew it was time for my next box and the option to discontinue. Bravo teaching this ol gal some new tricks.

17 March 2021
Sebastien R.


What a genius idea! Great value from the bitters, the recipes and the bar tools. Top shelf continues to blow us away with their amazing ideas and creativity.

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