What happens when Scott Collett of the famed Woodstock Winery of McLaren Vale has a liquid lunch with Fred Laing, the respected head of that well established independent bottling house, Douglas Laing & Co?
A unique collaboration that spans the globe.
Mr Laing offered a rather bright and tasty 10yo Benrinnes, while Mr Collett offered two of his very best shiraz hogsheads that were used in the making of the 2015 vintage of his flagship shiraz, The Stocks.
The Benrinnes was then finished for three months in these hoggies. And the taste? That superb combination of malt and honeyed gristiness of the malt with spicy red berry fruitiness of the wine casks.