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Buying Chu-Hi in Ontario?

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echeng25 Aug 10, 2007 05:28 PM

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?

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    cecilia RE: echeng25 Aug 10, 2007 06:38 PM

    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. Kagemusha RE: echeng25 Aug 11, 2007 06:35 AM

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

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        echeng25 RE: Kagemusha Aug 13, 2007 06:10 PM

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

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