Sake - MSP
I'm looking for a variety of Sake... actually just a place with good selection so they might carry unfiltered sake. It is the cloudy white stuff with less alcohol and I find it to be considerably more smooth.
I would prefer to buy only a small amount at a time as well... Perhaps a 375 mL bottle?
Once last Sake related question, how long does it keep once opened and refrigerated?
Surdyk's has a large selection of sake, including several unfiltered sakes, and at least one sparkling sake (which I love).
I've never been able to keep an open bottle of sake around long enough to tell how it lasts once it's opened. But you could post this question on the Wine board.
Surdyks Liquor and Bistro 2go
303 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Have you tried trader joe's liquor store? i am not positive but they may only carry their own branded sake, but as we all know their house brands are simply relabled major brands anyhow, and i do remember seeing some american sake there.
They wont tell you who made it, but if you call they could at least tell you if: a. its american, b. if they carry a junmai ginjo.
I just bought a 375ml bottle of sake at France 44 yesterday -- they have a couple of different unfiltered selections in small bottles. You might also try Zipps, in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis; I recall that their sake selection isn't bad. I've never had much luck at Surdyk's.
France 44 Wines & Spirits
4351 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Zipp's Liquor Store
2618 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Zipps has at least half a dozen 375ml bottles in stock, and their associates know enough to direct you to the right stuff. In my experience they only stock the good stuff in niche categories (if you're ever in the market for grappa...). They should be able to answer your questions.
My stepfather is a Buddhist, and so had Sake around for various services. In my experience, Sake last longer than wine, once opened.
That said, you CAN kill a 375 in one evening, can't you?