Q.Does sake have an expiration date?
A.According to Liquor Tax Law, sake is required to have a ‘manufacturing date’ listed on its label indicating the date that the sake was bottled. There is no expiration date. However, sake is easily effected by light and temperature, so it is important to store it in a cool and dark place. Please drink sake quickly after opening it
Q.Can I drink sake with an old ‘manufacturing date’?
A.As sake is an alcoholic beverage, drinking sake with an old manufacturing date should not have any ill-effects on the human body. However, as the sake matures, the flavor may begin to deviate from the intended flavor of the manufacturer. We recommend that you try a taste of the older sake and if it is not pleasing to you, feel free to use the sake for cooking purposes or other uses.