Sho Chiku Bai Nigori Silky Mild Sake is smooth & well-balanced. Rich and thick coconut, custard and sweet honeydew melon flavor with green banana and pineapple fragrance and a hint of tropical fruits. Historically a Samurai’s sake, and more recently known as “Crazy Milk”. Trivia: the name Sho Chiku Bai is actually not Japanese, but a Chinese reading of the Kanji characters 松竹梅. These characters translate to “Three Friends of Winter”, with the three friends being pine, bamboo, and pine. These three are considered to represent good fortune. This particular sake was made in Berkeley, California, and is the most popular sake made in America. It is also quite popular in Japan. This is my new favorite sake.