Jack Daniels Original Recipe
For over 100 years it’s been thought that Jack Daniels was created in Tennessee but now it appears that this may not be the case as there is new evidence The original recipe for legendary American whiskey Jack Daniel’s has been discovered in a book of herbal remedies in Wales, it has been claimed. Wonder if they ever anticipated they would be making BBQ sauce and all types of other condiments.
“I was doing some family research, looking at photographs and things, and I wanted to look at the family bible. “At the bottom of the bookcase was this book.”
Mr Evans’ grandmother Lillian Daniel’s Probert, who is 97 and living in Llanelli, can recall her own grandmother using the book to make herbal remedies and ointments.
He said: “My great, great-grandmother wrote in the book in 1853, and Jack Daniel’s is dated 1866, so it predates it. “There is a link, because my grandmother’s grandfather’s brother – my great, great uncle – left for America and nobody ever heard from him after a couple of letters. “That was during the time that Jack Daniel’s was set up, but more important than that, he was called John ‘Jack the Lad’ Daniel’s. “We know he went to Lynchburg Tennessee and I’m pretty sure he used great-great grannie’s recipe to start off the whiskey business.”