Yesterday, July 2, saw the launch of Suntory’s limited Hakushu Heavily Peated 2013 release. This delicious and sort after malt, like many of Suntory’s limited releases found its way to various shelves across Japan, most notably a big batch to Suntory’s in-house store Whisky Shop W in Umeda, Osaka. Once again, like previous releases, there is an outturn of 3,000 bottles, with a certain number allocated to certain retailers only in Japan (including Whisky Shop W). If you are a diehard fan, it will pay to start securing a bottle or two. The Hakushu HP 2013, which is bottled at 48% ABV is available for not only purchase but tasting (while stocks last) at Whisky Shop W - 15ml for a very reasonable 400 yen, an interesting way to experience this malt if funds do not allow you to purchase a full sized bottle. Enjoy - I certainly will be.