Businessman Mark Evans was researching his family history when he discovered the recipe for what later became Jack Daniel's 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.
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.
You can read more in The Telegraph at http://goo.gl/QFMc3.
My thanks to John Rees for telling me about this story.
I do have one question: are they going to publish that recipe?
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