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09/26/2012 02:54 pm ET

How Jack Daniel's Whiskey Barrels Are Made (VIDEO)

Have you ever wondered where Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey gets that characteristic flavor? In whiskey production, the barrel is just as important as the whiskey itself because all that flavor comes from the aging process inside the barrel.

So how is a whiskey barrel made? What starts out as raw wood ends up as a barrel. It's a complete transformation captured in this video shot at Brown-Forman Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky.

Birth of a Barrel video via BonAppetit.com via Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

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