Was Jack Daniel’s invented in Wales?
on 27/06/12 at 8:47 amSpirits
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.