Mezcal in Ontario?
Does anybody know a way to get some quality Mezcal while under the crushing thumb of the LCBO? Maybe a supplier in Mexico that will ship to Canada?
The LCBO used to carry at least three different brands, but now only has one available and it's not great.
I found a producer that will ship to Canada called 'Scorpion Mezcal', but it has a scorpion in the bottle and I'm hesitant to order a case of something that's using a gimmick like that.
A just-now search of the LCBO mentions these three. Any opinions?
MEZCAL JARAL DE BERRIO
Mexico | Embotelladora Jaral De Berrio
LCBO 47464 | 750 mL | $ 36.95
2. SINAI REPOSADO ESPECIAL MEZCAL
Mexico | Sinai Mezcal
VINTAGES 169417 | 750 mL | $ 44.95
3. TLACUACHE MEZCALE JOVEN - ORGANICO
Mexico | Mezcales De Leyenda Sc De Rl D
LCBO 225094 | 750 mL | $ 49.95
Highly recommend the TLACUACHE MEZCALE JOVEN - ORGANICO. I would pick this up before most of the listed blancos at the LCBO. I've seen it discounted $5 in some stores, so that's an added bonus.
Very refined spirit, with smokiness balanced by fruit, vegetable and pepper notes. Nice clean finish. Drink it straight, it's worth spending some time with.
And not that it matters, but it's a nice bottle!