7. Next comes the toast -- a Jack Daniel’s signature move
Next, these things are toasted at 450 degrees Fahrenheit to break down the vanillins in the wood, which are then released into the whiskey which help give flavor. Jack Daniel’s is one of the few that toasts the barrels before...
8. They’re casually set on fire
The charring process is pretty intense. The open barrels are put on a gas burner and straight up put to flame. With temperatures reaching as high as 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, the sugar in the wood is caramelized, adding another note of flavor into the whiskey, while also allowing it to more easily seep into the barrel. All of this happens in about 30 seconds.