Frequently Asked Questions

About Sake in General
What is the Sake Meter Value (日本酒度 Nihonshudo)?
The Sake Meter Value shows the density of a sake compared to water, and it is mainly useful to the public as a value showing how sweet or dry a sake is. In general, lower numbers (-) suggest a sweeter sake, while larger numbers (+) suggest a drier sake.
How should sake be enjoyed?
A sake's best drinking temperature and its best food pairings depend on the type of sake it is. Please refer to the “Products” page to see how each sake can best be enjoyed.
What is the shelf life of sake?
As in the regulations and labeling practices for alcoholic products like beer and wine, there is no set expiration date for sake. Much depends on how it is stored, but we generally recommend that sake be consumed within about a year of purchase.
How should sake be stored?
We recommend storing sake in a place with as little exposure to heat and sunlight as possible. We also recommend that once a sake bottle has been opened, it should be refrigerated and consumed not long afterwards.
About Yaegaki and Its Products
Are Yaegaki’s sake products gluten-free?
Yes. Not one of the ingredients used at our facilities is gluten-based, so all our products are completely gluten-free.
Do Yaegaki’s sake products contain chemical additives or preservatives?
Absolutely not. Our sake is made only from rice, koji, yeast, and water.
Are Yaegaki’s sake products non-GMO?
Yes (not including our mirin products). The ingredients used in our sake products (rice, koji, and yeast) are completely non-GMO.
Where can I purchase Yaegaki products?
Please send us a message through the “Contacts” page, and we will get back to you with information on retail stores close to your location.
Does Yaegaki offer brewery tours?
Unfortunately, our brewery is currently not open to the public for tours.