The craftsman Manuel Gomez, who has more than seven years making wooden barrels, shows the process of hand making a wooden barrel. The barrels are used for storing, and aging drinks like wine, tequila, brandy and rum.
TEQUILA, JALISCO, MEXICO - APRIL 06: The craftsman Manuel Gomez, who has more than seven years making wooden barrels, showing the process of conducting the April 6, 2013 in Tequila, in the western state of Jalisco in Mexico.
A barrel is a container of wood used for raising some drinks like wine, tequila, brandy and rum. The function of a wooden cask is oxygenating the tequila slowly, to bring you to smooth texture and aroma flavor.
Manuel Gomez, a native of Tequila, Jalisco comes to producing about 20 barrels wood per day, it is he who selects and dry by cutting wood for staves (strips that form the barrel), which are then toasted on the inside to bend them and adapt to the shape of the barrel.
After having prepared all boards, banding will the barrel with metal straps to get to get a bottomless barrel and cap, toasted levels are varied and are what give the flavor of tequila. (Photo by Hugo Ortuño)