There’s something magical about wooden barrels. Not only are they beautiful in their own right, they are essential to imparting just the right flavor to spirits, balsamic vinegars, or even beer during the aging process, with different woods yielding different results. Often the barrels are oak, but other woods such as chestnut or redwood are also used. Flavor can also vary depending on the origin of the wood, how it was cut, stored, or even how much it was “toasted” (burned) makes a difference. In this beautiful video, you’ll see how a barrel is created at Jacks Daniels, the only distillery in the U.S. that still makes its own barrels.