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    Posted: 15 June 2012 at 2:02pm
Jack Daniels from Llanelli

Jack Daniel's WELSH whiskey? Original recipe for famous drink 'discovered in dusty book by ancestor of distillery's founder'

The original recipe for legendary American whiskey Jack Daniel’s has been discovered in a dusty old book - in Wales.

Businessman Mark Evans, 54, was researching his family history when he discovered the recipe in a book of herbal remedies.

It was written in 1853 by his great-great grandmother who was called Daniels and was a local herbalist in Llanelli, South Wales.
Mark Evans found the recipe for legendary American whiskey Jack Daniel's in a dusty book in Llanelli, South Wales

Mark Evans found the recipe for legendary American whiskey Jack Daniel's in a dusty book in Llanelli, South Wales

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

And the Jack Daniel’s website states the founder of the distillery was from Wales.

Mr Evans says the ingredients in his great-great grandmother's recipe match what goes into the best selling whiskey in the world.

He said: 'I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered the original recipe in great-great grannie’s book.
Jack Daniel's is the world's best-selling whiskey, but its history is a mystery because the distillery's early records were destroyed in a courthouse fire

Jack Daniel's is the world's best-selling whiskey, but its history is a mystery because the distillery's early records were destroyed in a courthouse fire
The whiskey distiller Jack Daniel was originally from Wales before he emigrated to the U.S.

The whiskey distiller Jack Daniel was originally from Wales before he emigrated to the U.S.

'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 Daniels 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.'

The history of Jack Daniel's is a mystery because the distillery's early records were destroyed in a courthouse fire.

A spokesman for the company said: 'We know our founder was from Wales - we would love to see the book and the recipe.'
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Well, I'm going to have to try some now Big smile
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AMAZING! I'm thirsty now!
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Surname = Daniels ....

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Just pi55ed off the mrs. Telling her that her favourite drink is originally from Llanelli...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2012 at 3:57pm

i'm related to a John Daniel that lived in that era! will have to do some serious research now! free trip to the disillery may be on the cards!!

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Great story Claptypical laid back welsh, we provide the genius and let the cheesey sales folks cream the profits....whether its welsh slate, welsh copper and copper bottomed ships, tin, steel, coal, lime, gold, water etc etc now jack daniels whiskey
WinkIt wouldnt suprise me if we invented the tvs and phones too and handed it over to alexander graham bell....aye go for it alex, its only cluttering my garage, those phones will never catch onLOL
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hope nobody finds out glava came from pontardawe
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Great story Claptypical laid back welsh, we provide the genius and let the cheesey sales folks cream the profits....whether its welsh slate, welsh copper and copper bottomed ships, tin, steel, coal, lime, gold, water etc etc now jack daniels whiskey
WinkIt wouldnt suprise me if we invented the tvs and phones too and handed it over to alexander graham bell....aye go for it alex, its only cluttering my garage, those phones will never catch onLOL

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Someone from Management should contact JD about sponsorship??? Capitalise on the positive publicity
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

hope nobody finds out glava came from pontardawe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2012 at 5:49pm
I can only imagine Jason eaton wearing a scarlet jersey holding a big bottle of jack with timani next to him with a poured glass of neat penderyn whiskey!!
Here's to the future!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lofty evans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2012 at 6:01pm
Excellent story, there are Daniels in Dafen...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote salmidach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 June 2012 at 7:37pm
There are Daniels in lots of places.

A school friend of mine is a Daniels from felinfoel
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Originally posted by salmidach salmidach wrote:

There are Daniels in lots of places.

A school friend of mine is a Daniels from felinfoel
Heol Daniel?
Up the bum no harm done.
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