How Long Does Unopened Sake Last?


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18-24 months (best quality)


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does an unopened bottle of sake last? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened sake, store in a cool, dark area, away from direct heat or sunlight.
  • How long does unopened sake last at room temperature? Unopened sake will typically maintain best quality for 18 to 24 months, although it will stay safe indefinitely if properly stored.
  • How to tell if sake has gone bad? The best way is to smell and look at the sake: if sake develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

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