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e-1. What is shelf life of sake? How long can sake last after opening?

• Sake’s shelf life is from six months to a year.
• After opening, sake should be refrigerated and can be stored for up to a month.
• Exceptions: Unpasteurized sake (Nama sake) can be stored unopened for up to 1 month and should be consumed within 2 days after opening.

Unfiltered sake (Nigori sake) can be stored unopened for up to 2 months and should be consumed within 1 week after opening.


e-2. Does sake age?

No, it does not age. Sake generally should be drunk while it is still young – within a year of its production.


e-3. What is the best way of storing sake?

Store sake in a dark and cool place, much the same way in which you would store wine.


e-4. Should sake be stored laid down like wine?

Sake can be stored laid-down or upright, either is fine. However, if the cap is made of cork, storing sake in a laid-down position is recommended.


e-5. Is there an expiration date for sake products?

In keeping with industry practices for beer and wine, we do not put the bottling date and/or expiration date on the bottles, although wines do include the vintage year. Because the handling process of sake bottles varies according to distributors, storage, transportation, retailers and consumers, no precise expiration date can be given.


   
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