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Aug 16, 2006 04:17 AM

Any MEZCAL LOVERS? Where can I find good Mezcal in L.A.?

Just tried El Senorio Mezcal for the first time and was swept away by it's smoky flavor and THCish effects.

Does anyone know where to get it? So far I've tried Bevmo(had none) on Santa Monica Blvd and Larchmont Liquors (had 3 kinds).

Any recommendations for nice, smoky brands.


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  1. I'm not enough of a mezcal guy to steer you to a local source, but I'll be someone on the L.A. board will know.

    You should ask which brands would fit that description on Chowhound's new Spirits board. That's where the connoiseurs hang out and share their passion for the good hooch.

    1. Lots of Mezcals at Beverage Warehouse in Culver City/Marina Del Rey.
      It is on McConnell St at the end, you turn into a long driveway with lots of businesses and go all the way to the end.

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      1. Vendome Liquors in Studio City carries some. The best brand is the Del Maguey label. They have a bunch of different types. None are cheap. My favorite is the smokiest, Chichicapa. Worth the $70-80.

        1. if you really like good Mezcal you need to buy Mezcal from Oaxaca state. they are several good brands there.

          I'm from Oaxaca but I'm living in Minnesota now. my friends here in Minnesota love Mezcal and everytime I go back to visit my family in Oaxaca I buy 3 or 4 bottles of Mezcal Beneva, which is a good brand. I can bring you one if you want .


          1. I'm terrible with Mezcal brands, but if you want to sample a bunch of Mescals, there is no better place than El Carmen on Third St. by the Beverly Center. That is where I was introduced to Mezcals. Try to go there on a slow night, sit at the bar, and ask if someone there can educate you about Mezcals.