The True Sake store is the first of its type in America. The store is in the fashionable Hayes Valley district of San Francisco. The owner, Beau Timken, is a professional sake taster and sake sommelier. His passion for sake, and dream of sharing sake with the world, started over a decade ago in South Africa.
“I met a group of Japanese fishermen who were drinking their own premium sake that they had brought into the local sushi restaurant… (They) explained I was consuming… inferior hot sake. That day represented the official First Day of my passion and obsession for learing all things sake.”
Today, he has a thriving store, regularly scheduled tastings, a fascinating enewsletter, and ships to some states in the US.
A: 560 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.