REALLY old Sake
While cleaning out our liquor cabinet, I found an unopened big bottle of sake--the kind that's in an ersatz cask, wrapped in "straw." It must be at least 15 years old (tells you how often I clean the liquor cabinet)! Should I just toss it, or would it still be drinkable? Any idea what to do with A LOT of sake, other than a sushi party?
I'm hoping to hear some sound ideas, in addition to all the joke responses I'm sure I'll get!
Lgalen, although sake is commonly referred to as "rice wine," technically, it is a beer, and the same considerations apply to sake in sealed containers as apply to beer. Fresher is better.
The sake in your bottle may remain drinkable; were I you, I would not simply toss it, but "... once it's been opened you know it won't keep; do finish it off, it'll help you to sleep." [Michael Flanders] Throw a party, open the bottle, and let it flow. Just be sure you have some other beverage on hand to take its place to sate your guests if the first few tastes reveal that you have a bottle of wax stripper.