Was Jack Daniel’s invented in Wales?

on 27/06/12 at 8:47 am

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A Welsh businessman believes he has found the original recipe for Jack Daniel’s whiskey in a book of herbal remedies.

Mark Evans was researching his family history when he discovered the recipe in an old book of herbal remedies written in 1853 by his great-great grandmother, a local herbalist in Llanelli called Mrs Daniel.

Her brother-in-law John Daniel left the Welsh town at about the same time to move to Lynchburg, Tennessee – where the Jack Daniel’s distillery opened three years later.

Evans believes the recipe was taken to Lynchburg, Tennessee.

“My great-great-grandmother wrote in the book in 1853, and Jack Daniel’s is dated 1866, so it predates it,” Evans said.

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