The name translates to “Ode,” in reference to ancient Grecian hymns sung in celebration of heroes. This sake is truly epic. Using a free-drip “shizuku” method to capture the clarity and fragrance of the top-grade Yamadanishiki rice, Daishichi “Shoka” represents harmony between power and grace. Its satin texture graces your palate with rich, dry, woody flavors, as well as spice, fine cream and grape. It was named as the best sake to pair with French cuisine in 2013.