There is a big Sake producer right off the local freeway in Berkeley California, I know its products well and have been driving by the Sake plant for years, Now is a good time as any for a visit. Takara Sake USA carries the "Sho Chiku Bai" brand as well as Mirin rice wine, plum wine and shochu. (a distilled spirit) Berkeley turns out to be a great place to make sake because of its access to fresh clean water from the Sierra mountain range and the huge amount of quality rice grown in the Sacramento valley and not to mention the port of Oakland for shipping products overseas. Check it out!
Takara Sake U.S.A., 708 Addison street, Berkeley, California 510 540 8250