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I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/3 22:27
I have a unopened bottle of Habushu-sake (with the snake in it). It is 17 years old. Is it still good or safe to drink?
by Jose Rodriguez (guest)  

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 08:53
It typically is. Would you like to upload photos of the label to make sure?

You can upload photos on a photo uploading site and post the link here so that people can see.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 10:47
Link attached with pictures of the bottle, lable, etc.... Please let me now if it is still safe to drink.


https://www.reddit.com/r/Sake/comments/n4d4ld/17_year_old_habushusake_...
by Jose Rodrigiez (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 12:21
The Habu-sake is not 17 years old, only 3 years old.

The last picture printed date 年月日(YEAR MONTH DAY) 30.10.04,
which i Heisei year 30, October 4th.
Heisei year 30 is 2018.
by @.. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 12:22
sorry pic. no. 7.
by @.. (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 13:37
I'm afraid I can't read the labels at all.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/4 19:39
I'm not sure how to read the date. As the manufacturer's name is clearly legible, I just launched an inquiry with them. See what they say.
I can see that (if the bottle has not been opened at all) there has been quite a bit of amount that has evaporated over time, as this is "as bottled":

https://www.nantosyuzo.com/products/liqueur/habuiri27.html
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/5 00:13
100% this was produced/bottled in 2018. Since we haven't reached 2030 yet, 製造年月日 30.10.04 couldn't be interpreted in any other way other than "produced/bottled on the 4th of October, Heisei 30". It's fine to drink.
by LIZ (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/5 10:45
Response:

Concerning the date of manufacture of “Habu-shu” bought by an overseas friend of yours,
It was manufactured on October 4th of Heisei year 30. (= 2018)
Also there is no expiry date on “awamori,” (= the type of liquor) so you can well drink it.
We hope you enjoy our “Habu-shu.”

海外のご友人の方がご購入とされましたハブ源酒の製造年月日につきまして、
こちらは平成30年の10月4日に製造されたものにございます。
また泡盛に消費期限はございませんので、安心してお飲み頂けます。
是非、弊社のハブ酒をお楽しみくださいませ。
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/5 12:41
Ah, I didn't realize that there were more photos hidden on the right, but I'm glad you got your answer.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/5 19:40
It's year, month, day in Japan. They use the emperor years, so it's Heisei 30.
by . (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/10 15:09
I would not drink bottle with died 17 years ago snake.. But i would suggest it to taste somebody else.. Do you have a russian friend, i heard that they don't care what they drink, especially if it's alcohol drink
by MaryAux rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/10 17:26
Mary it's already been established that the sake is only 3 years old
by Steffan (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: I have a 17 year old bottle of Habu-sake 2021/5/12 20:57
Oh, okay. That's good to know.
by MaryAux rate this post as useful

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