Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Aug 10, 2007 05:28 PM

Buying Chu-Hi in Ontario?

So from what I understand the LCBO basically has a monopoly on alcohol sales in Ontario. Does that mean it is impossible to get drinks that they don't sell at the LCBO? For example, I really have a craving for those Japanese carbonated shochu "chu-hi" or "chu-hai" drinks. I had one at Izakaya, but where does a normal person (i.e. I'm not a restaurant) go to acquire such beverages?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I know that there are dealers that you can get non-LCBO wine and beer from. I can't remember any names off the top. But you almost always have to buy by the case. I am not sure if you would be able to find this "Chu-Hi". When I looked into this before, the dealers mostly sell wine and beer.

    1. You might contact sell case lots of sake and shochu, so it's possible they can help out.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Kagemusha

        Thanks; I just sent them an email and am waiting for a reply...