How t find obscure liquor/spirits in the D.C. metro area (specifically Latvian Black Balsam)
I posted a similar general question on the CH Spirits board about imported spirits, but I'm curious what everyone's experience has been in procuring obscure imported liquor/liqueurs/spirits in the D.C. area.
I'm currently a NoVa resident, but will soon be living in D.C., and my girlfriend is in Maryland.
Specifically, I'm looking for Riga Black Birch (Balsam/Balzams), the unofficial thick herbal liquor of Latvia. It's not in the VA ABC's February specialty orders catalog. Are Maryland stores capable of ordering odd items like this? Is the price going to be monstrous?
Is it imported to the US? MD stores can't direct-import, so if it doesn't already have a regional importer and distributor, the stores will be out of luck
20 years ago, a co-worker gave me some home made birch liquor. It was terrible, like drinking dirty turpentine. I kept it around to dare friends to drink it.