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Mezcal in Ontario?

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graydyn Apr 22, 2009 07:06 PM

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.

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  1. Kagemusha RE: graydyn Apr 23, 2009 05:55 AM

    Here's hoping those scorpions aren't on the CITES list!

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      graydyn RE: Kagemusha Apr 23, 2009 08:18 AM

      I never even thought of that, but I'm sure if the scorpions were on the CITES list that would just excite the tourists even more.

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        Kagemusha RE: graydyn Apr 23, 2009 10:14 AM

        Nice little piece in the NYT about the stuff:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/din...

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          graydyn RE: Kagemusha Apr 24, 2009 10:12 AM

          Maybe my best option will be to take a trip to NY to bring some back with me.

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      blue_root RE: graydyn Jul 30, 2010 09:13 PM

      I've been looking to find some Scorpion Mezcal but can't find any. Please let me know if & when you find anything and I'll do the same.

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        scrummy RE: graydyn Aug 1, 2011 02:39 PM

        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

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          Pantz RE: scrummy Aug 2, 2011 03:23 PM

          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!

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