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Jul 5, 2007 06:38 PM

Looking for a US retailer of pacharán

I used to be able to get Basarana Pacharán in Boston, both in restaurants and local retail outlets. This is a Spanish liqueur ("patxaran" in Basque) that was first served to us at the upstairs bar of the late, beloved Biba restaurant here. It seems that no local retailer carries any kind of pacharán anymore, and I can't find a US online distributor.

Basarana isn't the only maker (they're based in Pamplona, Navarre), just the only one I've sampled. The stuff is like a sloe-infused anisette, just a lovely cordial, and it has romantic significance to us. Does anyone know where I can find it in the States? An online retailer would be ideal, but finding anyone that carries it would be useful.

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  1. Just bumping this - I've been looking for a supplier in the Boston area for about 3 years. I first sampled it under the brand name Zoco in Granada.

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    1. re: HeatherT

      Count me in as another pacharán lover... I have a bottle of Zoco in the kitchen. I never saw it when I lived in the US. I wonder if you can you order it from here (Spain)? If it has really intense romantic significance and you can't find it anywhere else, I'd be willing to try to send you a bottle... email me off-board at:

      m a-with-a-circle-around-it alpha60 dot com

    2. Wow, timely post. I just came back from Spain where I really enjoyed some great pacharan, and I've been looking for it here. My wine shop just stopped carrying it (they carried the Baines "pacharan", but they tell me it's no longer imported), but they pointed me to Using that spelling, I was able to find a bunch of retailers, including two in my area. Good luck.

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      1. re: Gremolata

        I would love to get me some pacharan, i buy zoco when i go to spain for christmas but not enough to get me thru the year. Anywhere in washington dc where this is possible to get?

        1. re: cleveland park

          I saw this place that ships Spanish wines and liquors worldwide:

          But what a premium. A bottle of Zoco goes for about 8-9 Euros here in Spain. Order from the site above would set you back 26 Euros plus 39 Euros for shipping! Maybe I should start an import-export business...

      2. I've bought it from Beverages and More, a local, west coast, chain of liquor stores. I believe they do mail order. The website says they're currently out of stock, however:

        1. Just ordered some from Good luck.

          1. I found a retailer in Florida but apparently, they don't ship out of state. Does anyone know of any other retailer carrying this?
            If you live in Florida: