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.
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.
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 .
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.
Top Line has a good selection:
Also of course, the best place to sample some is Las Perlas on 6th downtown, across from Coles. They know what mezcal is all about. Most LA Bartenders have never heard of it.
If you find yourself wanting a good kick, try the NINETY-SIX Proof Mezcal by Metl, their site also can tell you where to buy it: http://metlmezcal.com
107 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Barkeeper on Sunset in Silverlake has a selection, including a few Del Maguey as recommended by a previous poster.