Sake, pronounced Sake (English is quite lazy and has no need to utilize an accented letter E) is Japanese for "fermented shoe polish." Sake is enjoyed in many countries, such as Japan. In the US, sake is known to sit on the shelves for years, making it all the more enjoyable when consumed. But in Japan it is known as the official replacement for water.
It should be noted that Korea has developed a beverage called "tasteless sake," which really does taste like water.
Sake can also be translated as "Tuna," hence the expression "drunk as a Sake." A famous maxim is to be good for "goodness sake," ensuring only the finest quality of alcohol.