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Since it's kinda hot down in Texas,

I've been trying to source more and more sakes, but I've been finding that alot of folks down here don't really take sake serious and all the nice sakes sit on the shelf for quite a bit longer than is healthy for the sake.

So just a few pointers too.  Sake should be fresh.  Anything under 6 months is acceptable.  once you start hitting the 1 year mark it's a hit or miss.  The sake will start changing a little yellow and it will pick up some woody flavors. 

2 year mark and the sake will definitely have a tinge of yellow and will start tasting like blue cheese.  There are a few producers making such style,   Born comes to mind, but make sure it's the producer that makes it that style, where it will retain some freshness vs just sitting on the shelf where it's definitely cheesy.

And as always, good sake should be drunk cold and warmed up as you're drinking.  Hot sake is reserved for super market sakes.

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In past few years have had opportunity to share Sake wth G-Man last time was after drining 20 or so bottles of randon wines and ports and he breaks out the mag of sake. Another attendee had a desginated driver and still needed to sleep it off at our place.

Time before that was after a vintape ort wine tasting, a handful of us headed downtown where the food danced on your plate, the tables were meant for two but 5  somehow fit around it and the sake was a flowing. Same attendee as above wound up passed up in penn station while waiting for their train.

Point of the story is two fold --sake is great but dont drink it with G-Man at end of evening otherwise funny thinks happen!

I am very fond of sake, but unfortunately have not found a good source here.  Perhaps there are some good stores in your former home town, NYC, g-man?  Whenever Mrs. H and I are in Japan, we stock up.  But, as g-man says, the shelf-life is rather short.

When Suckling was with WS and was posting here, some of us struck up a bit of a sake conversation.  Maybe I'll do some dumpster diving, although I might be embarrassed at how naive my knowledge of sake was back then.

@haggis posted:

I am very fond of sake, but unfortunately have not found a good source here.  Perhaps there are some good stores in your former home town, NYC, g-man?  Whenever Mrs. H and I are in Japan, we stock up.  But, as g-man says, the shelf-life is rather short.

When Suckling was with WS and was posting here, some of us struck up a bit of a sake conversation.  Maybe I'll do some dumpster diving, although I might be embarrassed at how naive my knowledge of sake was back then.

astor wines near union sq has a great sake selection, as did union square wines who had an ridic closeout of dassai 23 for only 25$ one time.  I ended up drinking nothing but sake for 2 months.

@g-man posted:

astor wines near union sq has a great sake selection, as did union square wines who had an ridic closeout of dassai 23 for only 25$ one time.  I ended up drinking nothing but sake for 2 months.

Next time I am in the city, I am going there (Astor) as soon as I arrive.  Thank you!  I can easily see drinking exclusively sake.  I have binged on the stuff. Can be ethereal.

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