A wooden barrel is seemingly just another container for liquids; a container made of joined wooden beams, usually from an oak trunk. But a wooden barrel is not merely a container. When the alcoholic distillate is left to age in it, miraculous chemical and alchemical processes begin to occur. The interrelationships between the molecules found in the wood and those found in the distillate, along with the air that manages to constantly breeze through the sides of the wood, produce new and complex flavors and aromas that change the nature of the drink. Usually, aged drinks have a complex and rich character. All of our aged drinks rest in the cellar in Kibbutz Hanita, in a natural climatic environment, and kept in used barrels, most of which were previously used to age wine.